First European Symposium On Research In Computer Security (ESORICS 90)
An Object-Oriented Architecture to Support System Reliability and Security
Abstract : MUTABOR (Mapping Unit for The Access By Object References) is an object-oriented architecture which provides a set of mechanisms for secure and reliable computing. Modular system structuring, data abstraction, and fine grain protection are supported at the hardware/firmware-level of the system. This is in compliance with the demands for operational assurance definded by security standards. The paper sketches these security requirements. It describes the architecture of MUTABOR and discusses the advantages in relation to conventional systems which do not assume architectural support. Finally, the hardware realisation and performance considerations are presented.
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