A User Friendly Guard with Mobile Post-Release Access Control Policy

  • Douglas E. Williams
  • Amgad Fayad
  • Sushil Jajodia
  • Daniel Calle
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 122)

Abstract

Information security guards perform an important function in multilevel security (MLS) environments. To perform their functions correctly, guards must contain data release and sanitization rules that accurately reflect the reclassification or declassification requirements to move data across information security boundaries. The current guards, however, require considerable technical skill to express release and sanitization rules, which data producers typically do not possess. Another limitation of the current guards is that once the data passes through a guard, all access control requirements to that data is lost. In this paper, we propose a high-level language to express release and sanitization rules, as well as post-release access control rules. We also describe a prototype that demonstrates the applicability of our approach.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas E. Williams
    • 1
  • Amgad Fayad
    • 1
  • Sushil Jajodia
    • 1
  • Daniel Calle
    • 1
  1. 1.The MITRE CorporationMcLeanUSA

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