A conversation with Rajiv Gupta about fine-grained access control

Joining me for today's podcast is Rajiv Gupta, CEO of Securent. His new company, which has been operating in stealth mode for a couple of years and just announced itself today, is focused on the thorny problem of fine-grained access control. In this conversation we discuss the role of XACML, the Extensible Access Control Markup Language, we talk about how to wrap or intercept legacy security policies in order to hoist them out of application logic and place them in the network where they belong, and we explore the relationship between fine-grained security which focuses on individual resources, and coarse-grained security which deals with users and roles.

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