2007-10-01

Practical Principles for Computer Security

Well, I really am a lousy blogger. I am in awe of all those who manage to put out interesting posts, day after day, month after month.  I guess it must get easier with practice. Anyway, I think I'm going to try out a "little and often" approach to posting.

I have found myself getting more and more interested in security over the last couple of years.  I think the single most inspiring paper I have read on security is Practical Principles for Computer Security by Butler Lampson (who has had a hand in inventing an incredibly impressive range of technologies including personal computing, ethernet, laser printers, two-phase commit and WYSIWYG editors).  I won't try and summarize it. If you are at all interested in security and you haven't read it, you should do so.

5 comments:

Noel said...

The link doesn't work....

James Clark said...

Hmm. It works for me...

DaveP said...

OK, it doesn't work 'well' James. How's that?

Says 'This paper is at http://research.microsoft.com.' which it clearly isn't? Something's odd.

DaveP said...

Sorry. I stand corrected.
Just looks odd for a web page.
The actual article is at (long url) This paper is at
http://research.microsoft.com/users/blampson/74-PracticalPrinciplesSecurity/74-PracticalPrinciplesSecurity.pdf

DaveP

Noel said...

Now it's working fine.