publication . Preprint . 2001

Computer Security: Competing Concepts

Nissenbaum, Helen; Friedman, Batya; Felten, Edward;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Sep 2001
Abstract
This paper focuses on a tension we discovered in the philosophical part of our multidisciplinary project on values in web-browser security. Our project draws on the methods and perspectives of empirical social science, computer science, and philosophy to identify values embodied in existing web-browser security and also to prescribe changes to existing systems (in particular, Mozilla) so that values relevant to web-browser systems are better served than presently they are. The tension, which we had not seen explicitly addressed in any other work on computer security, emerged when we set out to extract from the concept of security the set values that ought to gui...
Subjects
free text keywords: Computer Science - Computers and Society, K.4.0, K.4.1, K.4.2, K.4.4
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