Enhancing the OS against Security Threats in System Administration

@inproceedings{Santos2012EnhancingTO,
  title={Enhancing the OS against Security Threats in System Administration},
  author={Nuno Santos and Rodrigo Rodrigues and Bryan Ford},
  booktitle={Middleware},
  year={2012}
}
  • Nuno Santos, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Bryan Ford
  • Published in Middleware 2012
  • Computer Science
  • The consequences of security breaches due to system administrator errors can be catastrophic. Software systems in general, and OSes in particular, ultimately depend on a fully trusted administrator whom is granted superuser privileges that allow him to fully control the system. Consequently, an administrator acting negligently or unethically can easily compromise user data in irreversible ways by leaking, modifying, or deleting data. In this paper we propose a new set of guiding principles for… CONTINUE READING

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