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RBAC vs. ABAC: Future-Proofing Security and Access Control

With data-driven initiatives central to modern success, it’s incredibly important that this data is kept from falling into the wrong hands.

Access control models achieve this goal by limiting who is allowed to see what data and for which reasons. In today’s era of cloud computing and storage, access control must be able to evolve while still maintaining full security.

In this white paper, we’ll explore:

  • The evolution of access control models over time
  • The successes and struggles of role-based access control (RBAC)
  • The future-proof success of attribute-based access control (ABAC)
  • A head-to-head comparison of RBAC and ABAC