Controlled Access to Confidential Data

Data access control is an important part of a company’s security strategy. It limits the amount of confidential data that can be accessed without authorization. It can help prevent the loss of funds, intellectual property leaks, and exposure of customer’s and employee’s personal information.

Controlled access involves implementing policies which dictate the types of sensitive data that specific employees and department must have access too. This ensures only the most relevant information is accessed, preventing wasted searches and ensuring productivity.

Protecting Your First-Party Data

Data integrity refers to the quality of information and its correctness. Data integrity can vary in levels. This can be achieved by ensuring only authorized users have access to information, encrypting that data so it cannot be read without permission, or monitoring who is accessing the data, how often, and when.

Role based access controls (RBACs): This model allows access to be granted based on a person’s role within an organization and their job functions. This method is most effective in organizations with different levels of clearance, such as the military or law enforcement agencies.

Discretionary control of access (DAC) – In this model, the end user controls access to the resources. He or she can choose to grant their own permissions or revoke the permissions of others. It’s hard to enforce, and can cause serious problems if permissions were granted in error.

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