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Attribute Based Access Control Workshop

Workshop presentations are NOW available on the Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC) website.  Also, links to the workshop  agenda & minutes are also provided.

Over the past decade, vendors have begun implementing ABAC-like features in their security management and network operating system products, without general agreement as to what constitutes an appropriate set of ABAC features. Due to a lack of consensus on ABAC features, users cannot accurately assess the benefits and challenges associated with ABAC. 

Draft NIST Special Publication 800-162: "Guide to Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) Definition and Considerations" is a first step at addressing those shortcomings by providing a basic definition for the concepts and components that make up ABAC.

This one-day workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to identify, refine, and guide the many interrelated considerations, challenges, and efforts needed to develop ABAC guidance. The workshop is organized by NIST in partnership with NSA and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) based on the NIST Special Publication 800-162. During the workshop, experts will focus on the issues of motivation, applications, and vision of ABAC, which you may have already or will deal with. In order to make this a useful exercise, we ask that all participants review the Guide to Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) Definition and Considerations (Draft).

Posters and Demonstrations: Please check here for poster section registration and detail information. Poster and demonstration registration is due to Lisa Garlena lgarlena [at] (lgarena[at]umd[dot]edu) by COB July 12, 2013. Demonstration application and details here.

Agenda - Updated July 16, 2013


Created June 24, 2013, Updated May 13, 2016