Methods and systems for promoting security in a computer system employing attached storage devices

  • US 20030023867A1
  • Filed: 07/25/2001
  • Published: 01/30/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/25/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for promoting security in a computer system having an operating system in operative connection with at least one storage device, wherein said storage device includes a processor and firmware for processing data stored on said storage device, said method comprising:

  • partitioning at least a portion of said storage device to form a security partition having at least one authority record and at least one data set associated with said authority record;

    limiting access to at least a portion of said storage device by said operating system of said computer system.

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