Attribute-based access control (“ABAC” for short) has reached the point of mass adoption with respect to access control technologies. In fact, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence developed a reference design for ABAC that provides organizations “greater efficiency, flexibility, scalability security.” To ensure that those benefits are realized, however, it’s essential to establish best practice guidelines when it comes to implementing ABAC successfully.
ABAC can be instrumental in reducing enterprise risks such as insider threats, loss of customer data and personally identifiable information (PII), leakage of trade secrets and intellectual property, and fraud. The use of context in access decisions can also lead to substantial cost savings since ABAC systems enable more efficient policy management and regulatory compliance. Furthermore, organizations can continue to leverage much, if not all, of their previous investment in existing IT infrastructure. more “Words of Wisdom: How to Ensure a Successful ABAC Implementation”
If you’re unfamiliar with dynamic authorization, be prepared for an epiphany of sorts. It could very well be the biggest little secret you’ve never heard of with respect to data security. What with all the cloud apps, mobile devices, Big Data, and productivity tools that consume our professional lives these days, legacy access control solutions are having a difficult time keeping pace. more “Why Dynamic Authorization Is a Big Deal in Data Security”
Buzz words always amaze me. I love them if I think I coined them I love them until I think they are old and tired, but no matter what they seem to have a life of their own. Business transformation and Digital business transformation are a very hot topic these days in the enterprise space, but what does Digital Business Transformation really mean:
- Mobile first and cloud-enabled
- Collaboration requirements include always on, with seamless access anywhere and anytime, 24/7
- Digitally connected supply chains for highly responsive or just-in-time production
- Hyper-connected and complex business applications that are iPhone easy to use
- Internet of Things and Big Data driving real-time data decision streams and massive data volumes
more “What is Digital Business Transformation…really?”
“Securing customer data in property and casualty insurance, life & savings, and asset management products is tantamount to protecting a company’s ethos. After all, organizations in this industry gain brand loyalty by promising to give customers’ “peace of mind,” which now includes maintaining the privacy and security of their information.
However, one leading global insurance company reports that another business mandate— offering best-in-class customer service—can pose challenges to the mandate to protect customer data. How does an organization provide anytime, anywhere access to services, while also protecting confidential customer data from unauthorized access and leak? more “Providing secure access to information for improved customer service while streamlining IT operations”
In their recent article on Big Data Management and Trends, Gartner identifies Enterprise Data as one of the key challenges facing organizations. The challenge is consolidating data from disparate sources across the extended enterprise and transforming it into critical business intelligence.
“You have many data disparate sources – from your enterprise’s ‘dark data’ and partner, employee, customer and supplier data to public, commercial and social media data – that you need to link and exploit to its fullest value.”
more “Another Challenge of Big Data Analytics: Data Leak and Spill (Part 1)”