Authorizing Strangers in Distributed Systems by Using Attribute-based Access Control

Will Winsborough

NAI Labs

William H. Winsborough is a Research Scientist at NAI Labs, the security research division of Network Associates, Inc. From 1996-2000, Dr. Winsborough was a member of the Transarc Research Group of IBM Transarc Lab--a group that he managed from 1998 to 2000. From 1990 to 1996 he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University. From 1988 to 1990 he was a Research Associate at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin--Madison in 1988. His research interests include distributed authorization systems and computer security, as well as logic programming, abstract interpretation, static analysis and program transformation. He has about 20 refereed conference and journal publications.