With ABAC, data is safeguarded to the highest possible degree while still being accessible to users who need access. In real-time, you can regulate who can do what, when, how, why, from where, and with what device. Compared to Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) which is a role-based access control model that grants access based on a user’s position within their business. ABAC gathers contextual characteristics and dynamically reviews access requests based on many more attributes other than a user’s role. Further, ABAC maintains data integrity, ensuring that sensitive data can only be accessed securely by the appropriate users under the appropriate conditions and that the application’s data complies with the necessary business standards.
Due to its ability to keep businesses agile and secure, ABAC is widely accepted as the authorization model of choice for organizations. ABAC allows organizations to create an even more secure environment where only authorized users have access to certain data or systems. This will help keep organizations safe from malicious attacks as it protects access of core data assets from unintended users while reducing the capabilities required to create and maintain policies.
For more information about ABAC, you may refer to The Definitive Guide to ABAC.