Date of Award

6-1-2001

Document Type

Thesis (Undergraduate)

Department

Department of Computer Science

First Advisor

Sean Smith

Abstract

We consider the problem of secure long-term archiving of network traffic, an instance of the problem of storing data securely. We approach the problem using secure hardware, which enables the enforcement of flexible access policy. The policy cannot be circumvented by anyone, even insiders, and so we are assured that access to the data is as originally intended. The policy can be expressed as any feasible computation, as it will be checked inside the secure hardware without possibility of interference. We discuss our design of a device to perform such network data archiving and have implemented a prototpe device. We discuss other possible application areas of the design.

Comments

Originally posted in the Dartmouth College Computer Science Technical Report Series, number TR2001-400.

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