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Report of the NSF/NIST Workshop on NSFNET/NREN Security, July 6-7, 1992



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The Workshop on NSFNET/NREN Security was hosted by NIST and sponsored by NSF to address the need for improving the security of national computer networks. Emphasis was on identifying off-the-shelf security technology that could be implemented in the NSF Network, especially to control access to the super computer on the network. The report sections reflect the workshop sessions that related security aspects of distributed networks: authentication, access control, applications security and security management. A final section details workshop recommendations.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5232
Report Number


computer security policy, High-Performance Computing and Communication, HPCC, National Research and Educational Network, NREN


Oldehoeft, A. (1993), Report of the NSF/NIST Workshop on NSFNET/NREN Security, July 6-7, 1992, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 18, 2024)


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Created May 1, 1993, Updated November 10, 2018