Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) in Tucson & Phoenix

Attribute-based access control or in short ABAC is an authorization model that evaluates attributes or characteristics, rather than roles, to determine access and or authorization. The intention behind using ABAC is to protect data, network devices, and IT resources from unauthorized users and actions of those that don’t have approval, access, or authorization as defined by an organization’s security policy. Connect Security is the most reliable company for providing ABAC installation and concerning services, call us at 520-231-2226 or click here to find out more about us if you are living in Tucson & Phoenix, AZ.

ABAC or Attribute-based access control is a form of logical access control that widespread in the past decade and has outdated simple access control lists and role-based access control- RBAC. The Federal Chief Information Officers Council approved ABAC in 2011 as part of a program to assist federal organizations in enhancing their access control infrastructures. For businesses to share information safely, they advised using the ABAC paradigm.

The Main Components of Attribute-Based Access Control

With ABAC, an organization’s access policies enforce access decisions based on the attributes of the subject, resource, action, and environment involved in an access event.

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  • Subject: The subject is the user requesting access to a resource to act. Subject attributes in a user profile include ID, job roles, group memberships, departmental and organizational memberships, management level, security clearance, and other identifying criteria. ABAC systems often obtain this data from an HR system or directory or otherwise collect this information from authentication tokens used during login.
  • Resource: The resource is the asset or object (such as a file, application, server, or even API) that the subject wants to access. Resource attributes are all identifying characteristics, like a file’s creation date, its owner, file name and type, and data sensitivity. For example, when trying to access your online bank account, the resource involved would be “bank account.”
  • Action: The action is what the user is trying to do with the resource. Common action attributes include “read,” “write,” “edit,” “copy,” and “delete.” In some cases, multiple attributes can describe an action. To continue with the online banking example, requesting a transfer may have the characteristics “action type = transfer” and “amount = $200.”
  • Environment: The environment is the broader context of each access request. All environmental attributes speak to contextual factors like the time and location of an access attempt, the subject’s device, communication protocol, and encryption strength. Contextual information can also include risk signals that the organization has established, such as authentication strength and the subject’s normal behavior patterns.

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