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Building access control models with attribute exploration

Computers and Security. 2009. Vol. 28. No. 1-2. P. 2-7.
Obiedkov S., Kourie D. G., Eloff J.

The use of lattice-based access control models has been somewhat restricted by their complexity. We argue that attribute exploration from formal concept analysis can help create lattice models of manageable size, while making it possible for the system designer to better understand dependencies between different security categories in the domain and, thus, providing certain guarantees for the relevance of the constructed model to a particular application. In this paper, we introduce the method through an example.