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CHIPS Articles: NIST Issues General Access Control Guidance for Cloud Systems

NIST Issues General Access Control Guidance for Cloud Systems
By CHIPS Magazine - April 2, 2020
The National Institute of Standards and Technology provided guidance and an initial step toward understanding security challenges in cloud systems by analyzing the access control (AC) considerations in all three cloud service delivery models—Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Draft NIST Special Publication 800-210, General Access Control Guidance for 3 Cloud Systems describes essential characteristics that would affect the Cloud's AC design are also summarized, such as broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, measured service, and data sharing.

NIST officials wrote various guidance for AC design of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS are proposed according to their different characteristics. Recommendations for AC design in different cloud systems are also included to facilitate future implementations. Additionally, potential policy rules are summarized for each cloud system.

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