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The lack of a full effort in computer security research is a consequence of the perception in the commercial world that the research performed in the 1970s and 1980s addressed commercial security concerns to an adequate degree. Consequently, the weak market for very high security resulted in a lack of investment and training in security research and development. Wm. A. Wulf addresses this issue in his paper.



Making the nation safer: The role of science and technology in countering terrorism. 2002. National Research Council, Washington, D.C. Available online in PDF at: Hard copies may be ordered from National Academies Press at: (888) 624-8373 or

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