Data Security Software

Published: Jan 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1986.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

This article discusses security software, one of the newer methods of automating computer system controls. It notes that security software must meet intended objectives in the areas of accountability, auditability, integrity, and usability. It describes the functional categories of security software, including: (1) operating systems security; (2) access control; (3) file encryption; (4) risk assessment; (5) telecommunications security; (6) microcomputer security; (7) network security; and (8) electronic data processing auditing. The article concludes that applications and systems software are crucial links to achieving secure systems.

May 18, 2017

May 15, 2017

Apr 11, 2017

Mar 30, 2017

Mar 28, 2017

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 15, 2017

Feb 7, 2017

Dec 6, 2016

Nov 30, 2016

Looking for more? Browse all our products here