Access Control, Security, and Trust

Access Control, Security, and Trust : A Logical Approach

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Developed from the authors' courses at Syracuse University and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Access Control, Security, and Trust: A Logical Approach equips readers with an access control logic they can use to specify and verify their security designs. Throughout the text, the authors use a single access control logic based on a simple propositional modal logic. The first part of the book presents the syntax and semantics of access control logic, basic access control concepts, and an introduction to confidentiality and integrity policies. The second section covers access control in networks, delegation, protocols, and the use of cryptography. In the third section, the authors focus on hardware and virtual machines. The final part discusses confidentiality, integrity, and role-based access control. Taking a logical, rigorous approach to access control, this book shows how logic is a useful tool for analyzing security designs and spelling out the conditions upon which access control decisions depend. It is designed for computer engineers and computer scientists who are responsible for designing, implementing, and verifying secure computer and information more

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  • Electronic book text | 352 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 33 Tables, black and white; 93 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1584888636
  • 9781584888635

About Shiu-Kai Chin

Shiu-Kai Chin is a Meredith Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. He is also director of the Center for Information and Systems Assurance and Trust. While at Syracuse, Dr. Chin has received the Outstanding Teacher Award, the Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to the University's Academic Programs, and the Crouse Hinds Award for Excellence in Education. Susan Older is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. She is also the program director for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Systems Assurance. Dr. Older's research interests include programming-language semantics, logics of programs, formal methods, and information-assurance and computer science more

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Focusing on the logic of access control, more than on actual computer programming, this volume is designed as a textbook for undergraduates. Each chapter ends with exercises and a concise description of expected learning outcomes. The authors, both in electrical engineering and computer science at Syracuse University, also teach an intensive summer course on access control for hundreds of ROTC cadets. It contains a useful selection of tables and figures, a notation index and a brief bibliography.-SciTech Book News, February 2011show more

Table of contents

Access Control, Security, Trust, and Logic Deconstructing Access Control Decisions A Logical Approach to Access Control PRELIMINARIES A Language for Access ControlSets and Relations Syntax Semantics Reasoning about Access Control Logical RulesFormal Proofs and Theorems Soundness of Logical Rules Basic Concepts Reference Monitors Access Control Mechanisms: Tickets and Lists Authentication Security PoliciesConfidentiality, Integrity, and Availability Discretionary Security Policies Mandatory Security Policies Military Security Policies Commercial Policies DISTRIBUTED ACCESS CONTROL Digital Authentication Public-Key Cryptography Efficiency MechanismsReasoning about Cryptographic Communications Certificates, Certificate Authorities, and Trust Symmetric-Key Cryptography Delegation Simple Delegations Delegation and Its Properties A Delegation Example: Simple Checking Networks: Case Studies SSL and TLS: Authentication across the Web Kerberos: Authentication for Distributed Systems Financial Networks ISOLATION AND SHARING A Primer on Computer Hardware Ones and Zeros Synchronous DesignMicrocode Virtual Machines and Memory Protection A Simple Processor Processors with Memory Segmentation Controlling Access to Memory and Segmentation Registers Design of the Virtual Machine Monitor Access Control Using Descriptors and Capabilities Address Descriptors and Capabilities Tagged Architectures Capability Systems Access Control Using Lists and RingsGeneralized Addresses Segment Access Controllers ACL-Based Access Policy for Memory Accesses Ring-Based Access Control ACCESS POLICIES Confidentiality and Integrity Policies Classifications and Categories Bell-La Padula Model, Revisited Confidentiality Levels: Some Practical Considerations Biba's Strict Integrity, Revisited Lipner's Integrity Model Role-Based Access Control RBAC Fundamentals Separation of Duty Representing RBAC Systems in the Logic Appendix: Summary of the Access Control Logic Index A Summary and Further Reading appear at the end of each more