Access control is a key element of any security framework. It’s designed to prevent unauthorised individuals from gaining access to resources that could be harmful or harmful. “Any business that has employees connected to the internet, or in other words, every organization currently requires some degree of access control,” says cybersecurity strategist Avi Chesla.
An access control system is a remote computer system which detects credentials and performs one or more actions (unlocking doors, notifying on-duty staff) in accordance with the user’s credentials and the conditions. These systems typically have an interface for networks that connects to your security management platform to allow data exchange and control.
There are a myriad of access controls, however the one you pick will depend on the security requirements you have and the nature of the data that you process. Companies that require high levels of protection for their data tend to prefer more strict models, such as MAC. People who prefer flexibility and role-based access permissions tend to prefer RBAC or DAC systems.
The ease of use is a key factor. If your access control software isn’t easy to use it makes it more difficult for employees to misuse or circumvent the system, which could cause security issues and breaches of compliance. It is also important to implement strict monitoring and reporting so that any changes in the way your company operates can be detected immediately. You’ll be unable to spot security holes and vulnerabilities if you don’t.