Systems Evaluation Methods

A security evaluation examines the security-relevant parts of a system, meaning the TCB, access control mechanisms, reference monitor, kernel, and protection mechanisms. The relationship and interaction between these components are also evaluated. There are different methods of evaluating and assigning assurance levels to systems. Two reasons explain why more than one type of assurance evaluation process exists: methods and ideologies have evolved over time, and various parts of the world look at computer security differently and rate some aspects of security differently. Each method will be explained and compared.

Why Put a Product Through Evaluation?

Submitting a product to be evaluated against the Orange Book, Information ...

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