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NIST security specialists publish role-based access control book.



NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology, Washington, DC, www.nist.gov) The standards-defining agency of the U.S. government, formerly the National Bureau of Standards. It is one of three agencies that fall under the Technology Administration (www.technology.  scientists recently published a new book, entitled Role-Based Access Control The identification, authentication and authorization of individuals based on their job titles within an organization. Contrast with mandatory access control and discretionary access control. See least privilege. . Designed for software developers, security administrators, and students, the book covers all aspects of role-based access control (RBAC RBAC Role-Based Access Control (informatics)
RBAC Rule-Based Access Control (informatics)
RBAC Recreational Boating Advisory Council (Canada)
RBAC Re-Use Business Assistance Center
), an advanced access control model introduced in 1992. It explains the RBAC model and how it can be used by organizations to provide better security at a reduced cost. An independent study by the Research Triangle Institute The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) is a non-profit research organization based in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) of North Carolina. RTI is the oldest tenant of this major research park, and the sister organization to the Research Triangle Foundation.  found that RBAC has saved U.S. industry more than $600 million and that NIST's research was responsible for nearly half of this savings. The Web site is csrc.nist.gov/rbac.

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Title Annotation:General Developments
Publication:Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Date:Jul 1, 2003
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