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2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (2002)
Oxford, England
Aug. 26, 2002 to Aug. 29, 2002
ISSN: 0730-3157
ISBN: 0-7695-1727-7
pp: 271
A. Baldwin , Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
M. Sadler , Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
K. Harrison , Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Y. Beres , Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
M. Casassa Mont , Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
S. Shiu , Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
<p>Recent IT attacks demonstrated how vulnerable consumers and enterprises are when adopting commercial and widely deployed operating systems, software applications and solutions.</p> <p>Diversity in software applications is fundamental to increase chances of survivability to faults and attacks. Current approaches to diversity are mainly based on the development of multiple versions of the same software, their parallel execution and the usage of voting mechanisms. Because of the high cost, they are used mainly for very critical and special cases.</p> <p>We introduce and discuss an alternative method to ensure diversity for common, widespread software applications without requiring additional resources. We describe a few encouraging results obtained from simulations.</p>
A. Baldwin, M. Sadler, K. Harrison, Y. Beres, M. Casassa Mont, S. Shiu, "Reducing Risks of Widespread Faults and Attacks for Commercial Software Applications: Towards Diversity of Software Components", 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, vol. 00, no. , pp. 271, 2002, doi:10.1109/CMPSAC.2002.1044562
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