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Best of Breed: How to Achieve ABAC Today!

By Katie Kennedy

CTOvision's Bob Gourley is the keynote speaker at the event: "Best of Breed: How to Achieve ABAC Today!" The event is on March 24 at the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. from 7:30 am to 1:45 pm.

Explore how to achieve Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) from the best of breed access management vendors and industry experts Bob Gourley (Cognitio), Art Friedman (NSA) and Eugene Yu (DHS) at this unique event at the Spy Museum in Washington DC on March 14th.

What do business leaders need to know about the cyber threat to their operations? Author Bob Gourley, the former Director of Intelligence in the first Department of Defense cyber defense organization and lead for cyber intelligence at Cognitio Corp shares lessons from direct contact with adversaries in cyber space.

In recent years, Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) has evolved as the preferred logical access control methodology in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, as well as many other agencies across the federal government. Art Friedman, Senior Strategist, Engineering Management Office, Information Assurance Directorate, will be presenting on recent developments relating to ABAC and the evolution of attribute assurance.

From XACML to Backend Attribute Exchanges to the semantic web, learn from the experts and get started with ABAC today!

“By 2020, 70% of enterprises will use ABAC as the dominant mechanism to protect critical assets, up from less than 5% today.”
-Gartner

Within ABAC, attributes are used to make critical access control decisions, yet standards for attribute assurance have just started to be researched and documented. This presentation outlines factors influencing attributes that an authoritative body must address when standardizing attribute assurance and proposes some notional implementation suggestions for consideration.

As ABAC is implemented throughout government, attribute assurance will be a critical, limiting factor in its acceptance. With this presentation, we hope to encourage dialog between attribute relying parties, attribute providers, and federal agencies that will be defining standards for ABAC in the immediate future.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder and partner at Cognitio Corp and publsher of CTOvision.com