Accession Number:

ADA263347

Title:

Secure Open Systems, An Investigation (Veilige Open Systemen, een Onderzoek).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FYSISCH EN ELEKTRONISCH LAB TNO THE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

This report outlines the achievements of current standardisation efforts in the area of secure open systems. Security in open systems is a special problem since all elements in an open system hardware, networks, operating systems, databases and other applications must be able to offer the required security in coordination with each other. First, a new view on requirements for security is presented. Security requirements are studied from different angles security requirements that are specific to open systems, security requirements that stem from organisational considerations, security requirements that reflect the value of information and services for an organisation, security requirements that stem from social structures and, finally, security requirements that address the security of the system itself. Next, the results of our investigation of current initiatives in the area of technical security in open systems are presented. Among others, the standardisation initiatives of CCITT, DoDNCSC, CEC, ECMA, IEEE, ISO and NATO are studied. These initiatives are placed within the context of a simple model of systems in a network.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE