Fault evaluation for security-critical communications devices

Rae, Andrew, Fidge, Colin J., & Wildman, Luke (2006) Fault evaluation for security-critical communications devices. IEEE Computer, 39(5), pp. 61-68.

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Abstract

Computer communications devices intended for government or military applications must be carefully evaluated to ensure that they maintain data confidentiality even in the presence of component failures. Of particular concern is the need to identify so-called silent and complicit failures. In this article we present a structured technique for evaluating a device's logical design and physical construction to reveal potential fault modes. The approach combines information flow and risk analysis techniques to produce a thorough and transparent security argument.

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ID Code: 5319
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Information security, Data communications devices
DOI: 10.1109/MC.2006.161
ISSN: 0018-9162
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 IEEE
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Deposited On: 24 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:20

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