Who should access your company’s data? How do you make sure those who attempt access have actually been granted that access? Under which circumstances do you deny access to a user with access privileges?
To effectively protect your data, your organization’s access control policy must address these (and other) questions. What follows is a guide to the basics of access control: What it is, why it’s important, which organizations need it the most, and the challenges security professionals can face implementing and maintaining access control.