Standard Name
NIST SP 800-162 Guide to Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) Definition and Considerations
Industry Standard
NIST
Publication Number
SP 800-162
Standard Date
1/21/2014
Standard Link
http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/specialpublications/NIST.sp.800-162.pdf
Securezoo Overview
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the final release of Special Publication (SP) 800-162, Guide to Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) Definition and Considerations.

NIST summarizes: "ABAC is a logical access control methodology where authorization to perform a set of operations is determined by evaluating attributes associated with the subject, object, requested operations, and, in some cases, environment conditions against policy, rules, or relationships that describe the allowable operations for a given set of attributes. This document provides Federal agencies with a definition of ABAC and considerations for using ABAC to improve information sharing within organizations and between organizations while maintaining control of that information."
 
Topics
Access Control