Best of Breed: How to Achieve ABAC Today!

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Best of Breed: How to Achieve ABAC Today!

Explore how to achieve Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) from the best of breed access management vendors and industry experts Art Friedman (NSA), Vincent Hu (NIST) and Paul Grassi (NSTIC) at this unique event at the Spy Museum in Washington DC on July 16th.

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

Keynote: Attribute Assurance for Attribute Based Access Control

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.

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

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.




  • 7:30 – Registration
  • 8:00 – Introduction – Stephanie McVitty
  • 8:15 – Speaker: Art Friedman, NSA
  • 8:50 – Speaker: Ron Turner, nMed
  • 9:30 – Speaker: Vincent Hu, NIST
  • 10:10 – Break
  • 10:25 – Guest speaker
  • 11:00 – Axiomatics, Gerry Gebel
  • 11:20 – Radiant Logic, Don Graham
  • 11:30 – Layer 7, Jim Rice
  • 11:40 – CA Technologies, Brian Dack
  • 11:50 – Q&A
  • 12:00 – Lunch/Break
  • 12:15 – Professional Panel
  • 13:30 – End
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Event Location Date Time
Best of Breed: How to Achieve ABAC Spy Museum
800 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
July 16 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.