Accession Number:

ADA248253

Title:

Considerations for a Shipboard Multilevel Secure Local Area Network

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

This thesis investigates the possibility of implementing a multilevel secure local area network on a medium-sized ship. In particular it focuses on medium-sized ship communications suite connectivity to a Gate Guard computer system, and then on incorporating systems that have been developed under the Navys transition plan for the Defense Message System specifically the Multilevel Mailer Server being installed at Navy Telecommunications Centers. A review of data communications security considerations as well as DoD and Navy directives is provided for background on the accreditation requirements of multilevel secure systems. Additionally two commercially available products, the VERDIX Secure Local Area Network and Trusted information System XENIX trusted operating system are reviewed and then shown how they could potentially be integrated into a shipboard local area network. A potential configuration is provided with recommendation for further study of system application compatibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE