Controlled Access to Confidential Data

Data access control is a core element of a company’s security strategy, limiting the amount of confidential information that can be accessed by unauthorized parties. It can help to prevent leaks of intellectual property, exposure of customers’ and employees’ personal information, and loss of corporate funds.

Controlled access to confidential data involves implementing policies that dictate which types of sensitive data specific employees and departments must have access to. This ensures the most pertinent data is accessed. This prevents wasteful searches, and ensures productivity increases.

Protecting first-party data

Data integrity refers both to the accuracy and quality of the information. 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). 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 works well in organizations where there are different levels for groups to read and write information, like military or law-enforcement agencies.

Discretionary (or discretionary) access control: In this model access to a resource is controlled by the user They have the freedom to grant or revoke their own permissions. It’s difficult and can cause serious issues if permissions have been granted incorrectly.

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