The Protection of Information in Computer Systems
by J.H. Saltzer, M.D. Schroeder
Publisher: MIT 1975
This tutorial paper explores the mechanics of protecting computer-stored information from unauthorized use or modification. It concentrates on those architectural structures -- whether hardware or software -- that are necessary to support information protection.
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