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Access Control

Access control is a fundamental component of data security that dictates who has access to company information. Access control policies make sure users are who they claim and that they have appropriate access to company data. It’s used to limit physical access to campuses, buildings, rooms, and data centres.

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Keep Your Data Out Of The Wrong Hands

You don’t want anyone to get into your internet and network resources! These things should be private and protected. You can choose who gets access to what. Share information and services with the whole company, department, or individual team members.

Access control keeps confidential information from falling into the wrong hands. It prevents data leakage from both internal and external sources. It’s particularly important for organizations where resources, apps, and data are stored on-premises and in the cloud. Access control can provide more robust access security beyond single sign-on (SSO).

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How an Access Control System Works

Access control identifies users by verifying various login credentials. These can include usernames and passwords, PINs, biometric scans, and security tokens. Many systems also need several authentication methods to verify a user’s identity. Once a user is verified, access control then allows access and actions associated with that user’s credentials and IP address.

Access Control Models

There are four main types of access control. Organizations choose the method that makes the matches their unique security and compliance requirements.

With discretionary access control, the owner or administrator of the system grants permissions.

Mandatory Access Control is when the system grants access when the user meets clearance and information requirements.

Role-based access control is based on the roles of individuals within the organization. It grants access only to information needed to fulfill a specific role. It denies access to information not necessary to the individual.

Attribute-based access control doesn’t look at the role. It looks at the user and the reason they need the information, and grants access accordingly.

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