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Jericho Systems Releases White Paper on Use of Open Source in Access Control Solutions

February 19, 2014

Four key decision points support best practices in enterprise data security

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jericho Systems Corporation, a pioneer in externalized attribute based access control software for enterprise environments, announced release of a new white paper: “Key Decision Points for Using Open Source Software in Access Control Solutions.”

Prepared by Jericho Systems cybersecurity expert Tim Schmoyer, CISSP, the white paper examines open source concepts as they relate to enterprise-scale access control solutions. The 14-page white paper considers open source in the context of supply chain risk management (SCRM), information assurance (IA) products, software development lifecycle management (SDLC), attribute based access control (ABAC), industry standards, and other relevant topics. Four key decision points are detailed, including the implications of software and component provenance, testing and accreditation, life cycle processes, and factors that affect total cost of ownership.

“Decades of working and teaching in the Department of Defense and with the Intelligence and Special Operations Communities taught me the critical value of sound IT investment decisions,” said Vice President of Engineering Tim Schmoyer, who contributed to NIST Special Publication 800 – 162, Guide to Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) Definition and Considerations. “Anyone who builds, buys, and uses enterprise software today can make better decisions and avoid unnecessary risks by understanding the role of open architecture, open protocols, and open source software.”

This white paper looks at relevant research and raises useful questions for IT decision-makers such as:

  • Who is in charge of architecting and configuring the access control solution in your environment(s) (e.g. selecting the types of ciphers used)?
  • Do other systems depend on the trustworthiness of your systems?
  • Who certifies and maintains the trustworthiness of the code in the context of your larger (enterprise) dynamic access control management solution?

    “Jericho Systems subject matter experts are national thought leaders in defense-grade access control,” said Jericho CEO Brynn Mow. “We understand the critical need for trusted information-sharing in single tenant and multi-tenant environments.”

    About Jericho Systems Corporation

    Dallas-based Jericho Systems Corporation supports national cybersecurity through the development and implementation of fine-grained, policy-based data filtering technology that enables attribute-based access control (ABAC). The company delivers enterprise-scalable access control, decisioning, privacy, and privilege management solutions to world class enterprises. Its largest customers represent the healthcare, Department of Defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities.

    Jericho's flagship software solution, EnterSpace® Decisioning Service (ESDS), improves collaboration and leverages the value of data by enabling timely and secure sharing of sensitive information between internal groups and with external organizations. To meet the unique needs of the healthcare market, Jericho’s EnterSpace Exchange™ enhances ESDS with additional components that control the flow of information in healthcare applications while ensuring patient privacy. The EnterSpace Exchange PatientPortal was recognized as a “Best Privacy Technology of 2012” at the Second International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy.

    EnterSpace Technology® may be covered by one or more United States patents: 7,779,247, 7,792,828, 8,060,504, 8,438,159 and 8,560,836. For more information or to arrange a product demonstration, please call 972-231-2000, email, or visit

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