Forging an Ineffective Immune Response: Lessons from Two Decades of Computer Security

Wednesday, October 21, 1998 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Keller 3-180
Bob Blakley (IBM)
Computer system security has been built on principles very different from those which underpin animal immune systems. These principles have not produced systems which are good at defending themselves against even known attacks; this talk will examine how the organizational principles of secure computer systems differ from those of natural immune systems and will try to draw some conclusions about the relative merits of the two systems.