#5: Audit Command Language (ACL) under MTS at UBC (1977)

posted May 18, 2013, 8:11 AM by Jeff Ogden   [ updated Jun 13, 2014, 12:18 PM ]
From page 12-16 of "Interactive Audit Tools and Techniques - A Group Concensus Report" by Hart J. Will, et. al., in Audit and Evaluation of Computer Security: Proceedings of the NBS Invitational Workshop, Held at Miami Beach, Florida, March 22-24, 1977, Issue 19; Issue 500, U.S. National Bureau of Standards, 1977:

Text about the Audit Command Language at UBC

Ralph Sayle sent this reply when I asked what ACL was:

On May 22, 2013, at 4:13 PM, Ralph Sayle wrote:
Audit Command Language : Hart Will was a Commerce Prof "back then" and this was his project. I'm pretty sure the [UBC] Computing Centre had nothing to do with it. (see http://www.acl.com/pdfs/IIA_UAE_Hart_Will_Article.pdf)

And Alan Ballard sent this in response to the same question:

On May 22, 2013, at 4:29 PM, Alan Ballard wrote:
I never knew much about it… it was developed by Hart Will who was a prof in what was then the Commerce Faculty.    He later went to University of Victoria. Looks like it still exists in some form:  http://www.acl.com/