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Building Reliable Secure Computing Systems out of Unreliable Insecure Components

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor John Dobson, Professor Brian Randell

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Abstract

Parallels are drawn between the problems and techniques associated with achieving high reliability, and those associated with achieving high reliability, and those associated with the provision of security, in distributed computing systems. Some limitations of the concept of a Trusted Computing Base are discussed, and an alternative approach to the design of highly secure computing systems is put forward, based on fault tolerance concepts and techniques.


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Author(s): Dobson JE, Randell B

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1986

Pages: 18

Report Number: 214

Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne

URL: http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/publications/trs/papers/214.pdf


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