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 to prevent leaks of intellectual property, exposure of customers’ and employees’ personal information, and loss of corporate funds.

Controlled access involves implementing policies which dictate the types of sensitive data that specific employees and department must have access too. This ensures that the most relevant data will be accessed. It also prevents wasteful searching, and increases productivity.

Protecting first-party data

Data integrity refers to the quality of information and its correctness. Data integrity can be protected at different levels by ensuring that only authorized individuals can access the information, encrypting the data so that it can’t be read or altered without permission, and monitoring who accesses data, when and how often.

Role Based Access Controls (RBACs). In this model access is granted according to the role of the individual in the company and the function that they have within it. This method is most effective in organizations with different levels of clearance, such as the military or law enforcement agencies.

Discretionary accessibility control (DAC), in this model the end user is the one who controls the access to resources. The user has the freedom to set his or her own permissions and revoke other users’ permissions. It’s difficult and can cause serious issues if permissions have been granted incorrectly.

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