Building Diverse Computer Systems

Forrest, S. ; Somayaji, A. ; Ackley, D.H.

The Sixth Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems, 1997, 67 – 72

DOI 10.1109/HOTOS.1997.595185

Used by the Diversify project

Another seminal paper by Stephanie Forrest who advocates for increased diversity in operating systems, for security purposes. Even if this work addresses systems more than software concerns, it is an essential source for most of the work that automate the synthesis of diversity in software intensive systems. Forrest eventually went from this concept to artificial immune systems and instruction set randomization.