Analysis Of The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

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As early as the mid-1960s computer experts, were warning government and businesses about the ability of computers to exchange data would inevitably lead to attempts to penetrate these systems to gain access to the data. Security concerns were increased further during a computer conference in 1965, were participate, including government contractors and some very large corporations such as IBM and Bell, shared information about their systems. During this conference, it was revealed the security the participates were implementing could be easily circumvented, allowing access to their data. This resulted in the first request for security auditing and penetration testing (Pen-Testing). With concerns regarding security increasing, during the 1967 annual Joint Computer Conference where 15,000 computer security experts, government and business analysts met to discuss concerns about computers sharing data, and better understand the need for tight network…show more content…
The result of the meeting was, is what is now called Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a task force to research the risks associated with the rapid growth of "multi-access, resource-sharing computer systems". Their first published document entitled "Security Controls for Computer Systems: Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Computer Security". The report was a first attempt to undertake some of the essential security problems facing a future networked world. This was followed by a seminal report, commonly called The Willis Report after Willis Ware who lead the original task force. The reports covered security problems and proposed policy and technical

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