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The Expert Recommends:
Essential Resources for Computer and Network Security Professionals

by Rebecca Bace - May 30, 2000

Essential Resources for Computer and Network Security Professionals

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Finally, papers document the progress of the thoughts, ideas, and technologies of the security business. They also serve to remind me just how much we've forgotten and how much promise we have yet to fulfill in the security domain.

The Protection of Information in Computer Systems by Jerome H. Saltzer and Michael D. Schroeder. Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 63, No. 9, September 1975.

Audience: Anyone who purports to write software that is secure (and this should include those who write security software!!) should read this paper and use it as the basis for determining the trustworthiness of your design and code.

Description: One of the security classics, truly visionary in its technical validity and broader vision. If you fancy yourself a security expert, you'd best be well acquainted with it. It'll save you a ton of grief.

Programming Satan's Computer by Ross Anderson and R. Needham. Computer Science Today, Springer LNCS v 1000 pp 426-441.

Audience: Clearly written, spot on in assertions, this paper is another classic for those who write security products and security-critical software.

Description: Ross Anderson, one of the most functional and prolific visionaries in computer security today, teamed up with Roger Needham to produce this provocative paper on the Zen of security engineering. It is delightful and thought provoking, of equal value to the student exploring these issues for the first time and the practitioner who has worked in security for a while.




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