Welcome to the Testing Project!

Computer Security Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
University of California at Davis

NASA has tens of thousands of networked computer systems and applications running on them. Recent attacks and intrusions have shown that applications can enable back doors into otherwise secure systems. Lack of software security poses a risk to both controlled and non-controlled systems. Data may be lost or corrupted.,

Our base is a set of computers used for development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This study proceeds in three phases.

First, NASA/JPL and UC Davis are developing an initial assessment of systems and application vulnerabilities to determine the areas of greatest security weaknesses. This will let us select software to develop our methodology against. It will also allow NASA/JPL to derive benefit as quickly as possible.

These web pages contain information about the project. Please explore them!

Weinberg's Second Law: If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.

Matt Bishop
Department of Computer Science
3059 Engineering Unit II
phone: +1 (530) 752-8060
fax: +1 (530) 752-4767
email: bishop@cs.ucdavis.edu

Last modified on June 21, 2000.