“Secure data sharing remains a challenge among intelligence agencies and many other federal departments when dealing with highly sensitive information, ” said Craig Gilley, president of Axiomatics Federal, Inc. “Data sharing across departments, agencies, as well as state/local governments must meet the requirements of each agency, while ensuring that overall mission objectives are met.”
There are several data access control challenges unique to the Federal Government. Complex government agencies require complete control over who, when, and how their most sensitive data is accessed to reduce the threat of insider threat and maintain compliance with security directives and privacy laws.
This level of security requires fine-grained Attribute Based Access Control (or ABAC), which allows agencies to perform run-time access control based on digital policies derived from organizational, enterprise, or business policies. This dynamic authorization model can define, for example, a mission-critical policy about a user’s access rights to a data record, taking into consideration the user’s identity, what his/her role is within a government organization, his/her credentials, and when he/she should be granted access.
Endorsed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), ABAC has quickly become the standard access control model for the Federal Government, ensuring sensitive data remains secure across innumerable applications and databases. ABAC is powered by the eXtensible Access Control Mark-up Language (XACML) standard, of which Axiomatics is a major contributor. Axiomatics products are all standards-based, enabling organizations to effectively share information and collaborate securely – while solving many of the data leakage challenges that are present today.
As a CDM contract affiliate and GSA listed organization, Axiomatics’ works with the Federal Government, its contractors, and security integrators to deploy ABAC. The Axiomatics authorization suite allows agencies to maintain complete control and visibility over access control, while providing a single point of management for digital policies that govern data access. As regulations and security postures change, organizations can adjust policies once and have them apply agency-wide.
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