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Threat Assessment of Malicious Code and External Attacks

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Author(s)

Lawrence E. Bassham, William T. Polk

Abstract

As a participant in the U. S. Army Computer Vulnerability/Survivability Study Team, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been tasked with providing an assessment of the threats associated with commercial hardware and software. This document is the second and final deliverable under the Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request number: W43P6Q-92-EW138. This report provides an assessment of the threats associated with malicious code and external attacks on systems using commercially available hardware and software. The history of the threat is provided and current protection methods described. A projection of the future threats for both malicious code and human threats is also given.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4939
Report Number
4939

Citation

Bassham, L. and Polk, W. (1992), Threat Assessment of Malicious Code and External Attacks, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 18, 2024)

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Created October 1, 1992, Updated May 4, 2021