Access Rights Management

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The NCCoE has released the draft version of NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide SP 1800-9, Access Rights Management. Use the buttons below to view this publication in its entirety or scroll down for links to a specific section.

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Current Status

The NCCoE recently released a draft of the NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, Access Rights Management for the Financial Services Sector, SP 1800-9. The public comment period was open for 60 days and closed on October 31, 2017. The project team is now reviewing comments and will incorporate feedback into the final practice guide.

For ease of use, the guide is available in volumes:

  • SP 1800-9a: Executive Summary (PDF) (web page)
  • SP 1800-9b: Approach, Architecture, and Security Characteristics (PDF) (web page)
  • SP 1800-9c: How-To Guides (PDF) (web page)

Or download the complete guide (PDF).

Read the two-page fact sheet for a brief overview of this project.

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Some of the identity and access systems employed by the financial services sector are fragmented, incompatible, and operate in isolation from one another, making their operation complex and prone to errors and inconsistencies that can be exploited by attackers or insider threats. The financial services sector needs the ability to centrally issue, validate, and modify or revoke access rights for an entire enterprise based on easy-to-understand business rules. This situation makes it difficult for enterprises to securely embrace new technologies such as mobile and cloud computing.

The goal of this use case is to demonstrate ways to link the management of existing disparate identity and access mechanisms and systems into a comprehensive identity and access management (IDAM) solution. This will enable financial sector entities to centrally issue, validate, and modify or revoke access rights for their entire enterprise based on easy-to-understand business rules.

Read our two-page fact sheet for an overview of this project.

Collaborating Vendors

Organizations participating in this project submitted their capabilities in response to an open call in the Federal Register for all sources of relevant security capabilities from academia and industry (vendors and integrators). The following respondents with relevant capabilities or product components (identified as “Technology Partners/Collaborators” herein) signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to collaborate with NIST in a consortium to build this example solution.

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