Many organizations face a significant difficulty in controlling access to sensitive information. The security of sensitive data is often related to trust of customers, which makes it even more important to guard against misuse. Data that could identify an individual needs to be protected by a set of guidelines to avoid identity theft, breach of accounts or systems, and other serious consequences. To minimize the risk access to sensitive information should be controlled with fine-grained role-based authorization.

There are a variety of models that can be used to allow access to sensitive data. The simplest is discretionary access control (DAC) allows the owner or administrator to determine who has access to the files they own and what actions those authorized users can take against them. This is the default model for Windows, macOS and UNIX filesystems.

Access control based on role is a more secure and secure method. This model aligns privileges with the person’s job requirements. It also implements key security principles, such as separation of privilege as well as the principle of least privilege.

Fine-grained access control goes far beyond RBAC by allowing administrators to assign access rights based on an individual’s identity. It makes use of a combination that includes something you are familiar with, such as an account number, password, or device that generates codes and things you own, like access cards, keys, or devices with code-generating capabilities as well as a sign that you’re like, such as your fingerprint, iris scan, or voice print. This provides more control and eliminates a variety of common authorization issues, such as insecure access to former employees or access to sensitive information via third-party apps.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *