Whether or not you use a computer, you probably use a telephone, electric power, and a bank. Although you may not be aware of their presence, networked computer systems are increasingly becoming an integral part of your daily life. Yet, if such systems perform poorly or don't work at all, then they can put life, liberty, and property at tremendous risk. Is the trust that we—as individuals and as a society—are placing in networked computer systems justified? And if it isn't, what can we do to make such systems more trustworthy?
This book provides an assessment of the current state of the art procedures for building trustworthy networked information systems. It proposes directions for research in computer and network security, software technology, and system architecture. In addition, the book assesses current technical and market trends in order to better inform public policy as to where progress is likely and where incentives could help. Trust in Cyberspace offers insights into:
You will want to read this book if your life is touched in any way by computers or telecommunications. But then, whose life isn't?
National Research Council. 1999. Trust in Cyberspace. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/6161.
|2 Public Telephone Network and Internet Trustworthiness||26-61|
|3 Software for Networked Information Systems||62-108|
|4 Reinventing Security||109-153|
|5 Trustworthy Systems from Untrustworthy Components||154-170|
|6 The Economic and Public Policy Context||171-239|
|7 Conclusions and Research Recommendations||240-256|
|Appendix A: Study Committee Biographies||257-266|
|Appendix B: Briefers to the Committee||267-268|
|Appendix C: Workshop Participants and Agendas||269-278|
|Appendix D: List of Position Papers Prepared for the Workshops||279-280|
|Appendix E: Trends in Software||281-284|
|Appendix F: Some Related Trustworthiness Studies||285-290|
|Appendix G: Some Operating System Security Examples||291-292|
|Appendix H: Types of Firewalls||293-295|
|Appendix I: Secrecy of Design||296-297|
|Appendix J: Research in Information System Security and Survivability Funded by NSA and DARPA||298-299|
|Appendix K: Glossary||300-318|
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