We present a refined model for Role Based Access Control policies and define a risk measure for the model, which expresses elements of the operational, combinatorial and conflict of interest risks present in a particular policy instance. The model includes risk-reducing mechanisms corresponding to practical mechanisms like firewalls, stack checking, redundancy, and event tracking that are frequently used to reduce risks in real systems. We also define policy transformation operators that produce new policies that allow the behaviours of the old policy while potentially reducing the risk measure. Sequences of these operators can be used to find policies that are less risky but still implement the initial policy. An example is give for Grid computing.
|Number of pages
|Journal of High Speed Networks
|Published - 31 Aug 2006
- Configuration analysis
- Security policies