The Ponder Policy Specification Language

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The Ponder Policy Specification Language
The Ponder language provides a common means of specifying security policies that map onto various access control implementation mechanisms for firewalls, operating systems, databases and Java. It supports obligation policies that are event triggered condition-action rules for policy based management of networks and distributed systems. Ponder can also be used for security management activities such as registration of users or logging and auditing events for dealing with access to critical resources or security violations. Key concepts of the language include roles to group policies relating to a position in an organisation, relationships to define interactions between roles and management structures to define a configuration of roles and relationships pertaining to an organisational unit such as a department. These reusable composite policy specifications cater for the complexity of large enterprise information systems. Ponder is declarative, strongly-typed and object-oriented which ma...
Nicodemos Damianou, Naranker Dulay, Emil Lupu, Mor
Added 30 Jul 2010
Updated 30 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2001
Authors Nicodemos Damianou, Naranker Dulay, Emil Lupu, Morris Sloman
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