Computer Immune Systems
Principles of a Computer Immune System

Our study of the immune system has revealed a useful set of organizing principles that we believe should guide the design of computer security systems:

These properties can be thought of as design principles for a computer immune system. The exact biological implementation may or may not prove useful, but we believe that the principles behind them can help us design more secure computer systems. This material was excerpted from Principles of a computer immune system.

© 1997 Steven A Hofmeyr