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General computer system security

How do the characteristics of a general computer system, hardware components, and software components affect the safety and security of computer systems?

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The safety and security of computer systems depends on:
- Their hardware and software components,
- Interconnections among the hardware and software components and
- Safety and security policy and guidelines

Meantime Between Failures (MTBF) is one of the measures of computer systems' hardware reliability/safety. For instance, different types of hard drives from different vendors have varying MTBF values (usually several years).

Many computer systems use hardware dongles to ...

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The characteristics of a general computer system, hardware components, and software components affecting the safety and security of computer systems are explored.

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