Data access management is an essential part of the security strategy of any business. It helps to limit the amount and type of confidential information which can be accessed. It can be used to prevent intellectual property leaks, the exposure and misuse of employee and customer information, as well as loss of corporate money.
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 only the most relevant information is accessed, preventing wasted searches and ensuring productivity.
Protecting your first-party data
Data integrity refers the accuracy and quality 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 control (RBAC). In this model, the access granted to an individual is based upon their role within the organization and the job function they perform. 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 Access Control (DAC): This model allows the end-user to control access to resources. They can set their own permissions, and revoke others. However, it is difficult to enforce. If permissions are granted by mistake, this can lead to serious issues.