Accession Number:

ADA149876

Title:

Computer Abuse and Misuse: An Assessment of Federal and State Legislative Initiatives.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul-Dec 84,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

The importance of computer-related resources to the management and analysis of DoD operations prompts consideration of legal and administrative measures to improve the security posture of automated information systems. Incidents of computer abuse and misuse continue to receive national attention. Most recently two distinct events, the issuing of the National Policy on Telecommunications and Automated Information Systems Security NSDD-145 and the enactment of a Federal computer crime statute, give new impetus to examining of key issues. These issues include the possible expansion of Federal jurisdiction, scope of computer abuse, definitional problems within the legislation, and the need for additional statutory language. This paper includes a review of current Federal legislative measures and selected State statutes. Highlighted are the implications for DoD and the challenge of developing adequate legal and administrative means to combat computer abuse.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE