ABYSS - Trusted Architecture for Software Protection
Security Accomplishment | 1987
IBM researchers: Steve R. White
Where the work was done: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
What we accomplished: From the paper abstract: White (pictured) developed ABYSS (A Basic Yorktown Security System), "an architecture for the trusted execution of application software. ... [S]oftware distribution channels are supportable by the architecture, and the system is nearly transparent to legitimate users."
Related links: Paper in 1987 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
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