Controlled Access to Confidential Data Is Crucial

If your business has any data that is considered proprietary or confidential, limiting access to that data is crucial. Anyone who has employees that connect to the internet should have robust access control measures in place. Daniel Crowley, IBM’s X Force Red team head of research, explains that access control is a means to limit access to information only to specific people and under specific conditions. There are two main components, authorization and authentication.

Authentication involves ensuring that the person trying to access is who they claim to be. It also includes the verification using a password, or other credentials that are required before allowing access a network, an application, system or file.

Authorization is the process of granting access based on a particular role in the business like marketing, HR, or engineering. Role-based access control (RBAC) is one of the most commonly used and effective methods to restrict access. This type of access involves policies that specify the information needed to carry out certain business functions and assign permissions to the appropriate roles.

If you have a uniform access control policy in place it is easier to monitor and control changes as they happen. It is crucial to ensure that the policies are clearly communicated to employees to encourage the careful handling of sensitive information, as well as to establish an procedure for removing access when employees leave the company and/or changes their job or is terminated.

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