Midterm Study Guide

This is simply a guide of topics that I consider fair game for the midterm. I don’t promise to ask you about them all, or about any of these in particular; but I may very well ask you about any of these.

  1. Fundamentals
    1. What is security?
    2. Basics of risk analysis
    3. Relationship of security policy to security
    4. Policy vs. mechanism
    5. Assurance and security
  2. Saltzer’s and Schroeder’s Principles of Secure Design
  3. Robust Programming
  4. Penetration Studies
    1. Flaw Hypothesis Methodology
    2. Using vulnerabilities models
  5. Vulnerabilities Models
    1. RISOS
    2. PA
    3. NRL
    4. Aslam
  6. Policies
    1. Mandatory Access Control (MAC)
    2. Discretionary Access Control (DAC)
    3. Originator-Controlled Access Control (ORCON)
    4. Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  7. Confidentiality Models
    1. Bell-LaPadula Model
    2. Lattices and the BLP Model

Version of February 5, 2006 at 9:45 PM
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