Information Assurance Technologies for the Global Command and Control System (GCCS) Leading Edge Services (LES)
Final rept. Jun 1997-Oct 2000
SECURE COMPUTING CORP SAINT PAUL MN
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Information Assurance Technologies for the Global Command and Control System GCCS Leading Edge Services LES program was sponsored by DARPAs Information Systems Office. This report describes the different technology areas the program encompassed, summarized the major achievements of the program, and documents lessons learned and open issues. The technology areas were 1 Security Architecture. The intent was to provide support for the transition of DARPA technology to operational users and on developing a system security and adversary model that could be used for architectural analysis of the system and information warfare simulations. 2 Distributed Object Security. The primary focus of the work was on CORBA related security with a goal to develop an integrated approach for enhancing the security of a CORBA system. To this end, a proxy for passing the CORBA network protocol, IIOP, through a firewall was developed and implemented on the Sidewinder firewall, and access control mechanisms were implemented to provide security checks on invocation of CORBA methods. 3 Single Sign-on Identification and Authentication. The goal was to develop a single sign-on authentication solution that would eliminate the need to multiple logins when using different applications. 4 Role Based Access Control RBAC. This technology area used to RBAC model to provide a unified high-level view of the system for administering a systems security policy that would hide the details of the heterogeneous low-level policy and enforcement mechanisms from the security administrator.
- Computer Systems
- Command, Control and Communications Systems