Information record infrastructure, system and method

  • US 8,380,630 B2
  • Filed: 05/29/2010
  • Issued: 02/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for security mediation, comprising:

  • receiving an information request for information stored within a plurality of external databases (“

    POEDs”

    ) from a user, wherein the information request is received by an automated security mediator (“

    ASM”

    ) which is neither an owner nor custodian of the requested information;

    authenticating the user;

    querying an automated centralized index (“

    ACI”

    ), maintained by the ASM to locate the requested information within the POEDs, wherein the ACI includes a location and a set of access rules for each entry;

    applying the access rules associated with the located requested information (“

    LRI”

    );

    automatically communicating from the ASM to each of the POEDs storing the LRI;

    a query corresponding to the information request, and information sufficient to apply a set of native access rules of the respective POEDs storing the LRI to further control access to the LRI;

    receiving at least a status response from at least one of the POEDs storing the LRI indicating whether the LRI is accessible or inaccessible;

    automatically indexing the accessible and inaccessible LRI; and

    at least one of;

    retrieving, by the ASM, the accessible LRI from the POEDs storing the LRI and communicating, from the ASM to the user a consolidation of the retrieved accessible LRI; and

    communicating, from the ASM to the user a consolidated index of the accessible LRI.

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