The origin and early history of the computer security software products industry

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Abstract

This article explores the origins (in mid-1970s) and early history of the access control software products industry with IBM's RACF and startup SKK's ACF2. Both in part grew out of and were aided (at the start for ACF2, and on a continuing basis for RACF) IBM computer user group SHARE, Inc. It emphasizes the role of organizational mainframe computer users in shaping key attributes of these first products, and these users' efforts to balance reducing costs of running such systems and securing data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7155434
JournalIEEE Annals of the History of Computing
VolumePP
Issue number99
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • Access control
  • Computer security
  • Computers
  • History
  • Industries
  • Software

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