Computers at Risk: Safe Computing in the Information Age
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  • ISBN: 978-0-309-07481-0
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Computers at Risk:
Safe Computing in the Information Age
(1991)
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Computers at Risk presents a comprehensive agenda for developing nationwide policies and practices for computer security. Specific recommendations are provided for industry and for government agencies engaged in computer security activities.

The volume also outlines problems and opportunities in computer security research, recommends ways to improve the research infrastructure, and suggests topics for investigators.

The book explores the diversity of the field, the need to engineer countermeasures based on speculation of what experts think computer attackers may do next, why the technology community has failed to respond to the need for enhanced security systems, how innovators could be encouraged to bring more options to the marketplace, and balancing the importance of security against the right of privacy.

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  • Computers and Information Technology — Computers
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National Research Council. Computers at Risk: Safe Computing in the Information Age. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1991.

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