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 Bob Gourley (Cognitio), Art Friedman (NSA) and Eugene Yu (DHS) at this unique event at the Spy Museum in Washington DC on March 24th.

Keynote Speaker: Bob Gourley, author of “The Cyber Threat”

What do business leaders need to know about the cyber threat to their operations? Author Bob Gourley, the 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.”

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 – Don Graham, Welcome
  • 8:10 – Bob Gourley Keynote Speaker – Book Signing
  • 8:45 – Eugene Yu, DHS
  • 9:10 – Art Friedman, NSA
  • 9:30 – Gerry Gebel – Best of Breed; ABAC Solution
  • 10:00 – Break
  • 10:15 – Radiant Logic – Dieter Schuller
  • 10:45 – Layer 7 – Jim Rice
  • 11:15 – Break
  • 11:30 – Axiomatics
  • 12:00 – CA Technology
  • 12:30 – Working Lunch
  • 12:50 – Bill Fisher, NIST – Cybersecurity
  • 1:10 – Open Panel Discussion Q & A
  • 1:45 – Close


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Event Location Date Time
Best of Breed: How to Achieve ABAC Spy Museum
800 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
March 24th 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.