Pulse Emanating Surveillance Technology) is a
code word and technology developed by the U.S. government in the 1950's that concerns the prevention of
electromagnetic emanations from electronic equipment of sufficient magnitude to be intercepted and used by outside
entities. That TEMPEST is a highly protected subject, shrouded in secrecy, is evidenced by the elusiveness of
finding real information on the Internet - a large majority of the referenced pages are gone now. The sites listed
below are good starting points with lots of links.
Your mission, if you should decide to accept it, is to
actually locate the truly useful sites. Good luck, Mr. Phelps. This page will self-destruct in ten seconds...
- The Complete - Unofficial TEMPEST Page - one-stop TEMPEST shopping.
- Tempest, Inc. - TEMPEST, EMSEC CE Mark FCC electromagnetic compatibility wireless, EMC,
- Echelon News - NSA's "ear-in-the-sky" site.
(this site might be going
- 497th Intelligence Group - USAF's special intelligence services.
- Federation of American Scientists - FAS's collection of electronic security info.
- InfoSEC - from SPAWAR Systems Center.
by Deborah Russell, G. T. Gangemi
Paperback - 464 pages
- Deborah Russell provides a broad introduction to the many areas of computer security and a detailed
description of how the government sets standards and guidelines for security products. The book describes
complicated concepts such as trusted systems, encryption and mandatory access control in simple terms, and
includes an introduction to the "Orange Book."