Operating System Structures to Support Security and Reliable Software

  title={Operating System Structures to Support Security and Reliable Software},
  author={T. A. Linden},
  journal={ACM Comput. Surv.},
  • T. A. Linden
  • Published 1976
  • Computer Science
  • ACM Comput. Surv.
  • Security has become an important and challenging goal in the design of computer systems. This survey focuses on two system structuring concepts that support security: small protection domains and extended-type objects. These two concepts are especially promising because they also support reliable software by encouraging and enforcing highly modular software structures--in both systems software and in applications programs. Small protection domains allow each subunit or module of a program to be… CONTINUE READING