Automated tools for testing computer system vulnerability
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Published by U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology in [Wash., D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Computer security,
  • Computers -- Access control -- Testing

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementW. Timothy Polk.
SeriesNIST special publication ;, 800-6
ContributionsComputer Systems Laboratory (U.S.).
LC ClassificationsQC100 .U57 no. 800-6, QA76.9.A25 .U57 no. 800-6
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 35 p. ;
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1164882M
LC Control Number94145367

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