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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an inter agency report (NISTIR 7874) entitled, “Guidelines for Access-Control Systems Evaluation Metrics”, and which report objective is to help access control experts improve their evaluation of the highest security access-control systems by discussing the administration, enforcement, performance and support properties of mechanisms that are embedded in each access-control system.

This new report extends the information in NISTIR 7316, “Assessment of Access Control Systems“, which demonstrates the fundamental concepts of policy, models and mechanisms of access-control systems.

Why is this new access-control guidance document important?

Click here to read about NIST’s explanation of why it is an important document. as well as to receive valuable links to more details and other website sources for related information.

If applicable, please pass this information along to those information and network security IT and risk management team members in your organization.

Click here to read the full NISTIR 7874 document.

Click here to read the full NISTIR 7316 document.

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