Controlled Access to Confidential Data Is Crucial

Publicado em: 07/10/2023
Autor: yeti lab
Assunto: Sem categoria
Tempo de leitura: 1 minuto

If your business has any data that is considered confidential or proprietary, controlled access to the data is essential. Access control is a must for any business with employees who connect to the Internet. In its most basic form, access control is an exclusive restriction of information to certain individuals and under certain conditions according to Daniel Crowley, head of research for IBM’s X-Force Red team, which is focused on data security. There are two primary components: authorization and authentication.

Authentication is the process of confirming that the person you’re trying to gain access is who they claim to be. It also involves the verification of passwords or other credentials that must be provided prior to granting access to the network, application, file or system.

Authorization refers to the granting of access based on a specific job function within the company like marketing, HR, or engineering. The most effective and widely used method of limiting access is through role-based access control. This kind of access involves policies that identify information required to perform certain business tasks and assign permissions to appropriate roles.

It is easier to manage and monitor any changes if you have an access control policy that is standard. It is crucial to ensure that policies are clearly communicated to staff to encourage the careful handling of sensitive information, as well as to establish a procedure for revoking access when employees leave the company or alters their role, or is terminated.