Jericho Systems Technology Used to Demonstrate Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) for the Department of Homeland Security
EnterSpace® Decisioning Service Simulates Dynamic Evaluation of XACML Policies
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jericho Systems Corporation, the pioneer in externalized authorization software for enterprise environments, announced that its technology was successfully used to demonstrate dynamic access control and Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) to members of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Congressional staffers.
“The Jericho team provided an excellent and robust solution in a very short timeline, and demonstrated to DHS how EnterSpace Decisioning Service can protect the result sets of Big Data analytics”
The ABAC demonstration was presented in January 2014, on behalf of the Cerberus Pilot for building networks of trust, as mandated by Congress to make information sharing easier and more secure while protecting privacy, civil rights/civil liberty, and person-centric identity information. The Cerberus Pilot demonstrated protecting data that was tagged as part of the Neptune Pilot and the technology will ultimately be deployed for use by intelligence systems.
“The Jericho team provided an excellent and robust solution in a very short timeline, and demonstrated to DHS how EnterSpace Decisioning Service can protect the result sets of Big Data analytics,” said Vijay Subramanium, Director of Integration & Solutions Delivery. “Based on how data was tagged in Accumulo and settings in EnterSpace, the user doing the analysis could only see data from the result set that they are allowed.”
The demonstration used Jericho Systems’ patented EnterSpace® Decisioning Service technology to implement attribute based access control (ABAC) and evaluate eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) policies. The demonstration evaluated users’ authorized functions and purposes with their associated search types and visibilities.
“The DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis is the first to take advantage of the enhanced policy and privacy features in Jericho’s latest decisioning engine release,” said Vice President of Engineering Tim Schmoyer, who contributed to the new NIST Special Publication 800 – 162, Guide to Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) Definition and Considerations.
About Jericho Systems Corporation
Dallas-based Jericho Systems Corporation supports national cybersecurity through the development and implementation of fine-grained, policy-based data filtering technology that enables attribute based access control (ABAC). The company delivers enterprise-scalable access control, decisioning, privacy, and privilege management solutions to world class enterprises. Its largest customers represent the healthcare, Department of Defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities.
Jericho's flagship software solution, EnterSpace® Decisioning Service (ESDS), improves collaboration and leverages the value of data by enabling timely and secure sharing of sensitive information between internal groups and with external organizations. To meet the unique needs of the healthcare market, Jericho’s EnterSpace Exchange™ enhances ESDS with additional components that control the flow of information in healthcare applications while ensuring patient privacy. The EnterSpace Exchange PatientPortal was recognized as a “Best Privacy Technology of 2012” at the Second International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy.
EnterSpace Technology® is covered by United States patents 7,779,247, 7,792,828, 8,060,504, 8,438,159, and 8,560,836. For more information or to arrange a product demonstration, please call 972-231-2000, email email@example.com, or visit www.jerichosystems.com.