The Role of Access Control in Information Security

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Access control systems are everywhere and play a key role in identity and access management (IAM)— let’s break down the different types of access control models & how they workAccess control is a part of everyday life and is also an integral component of IT and data security for businesses. It’s a broad term that describes a variety of ways to control who has access to your organization’s resources. In addition to giving you greater control over your network, data, website, or other sensitive systems or assets, access controls also help you stay compliant with various industry standards and regulations.By restricting access to sensitive systems or data, you’re limiting the potential risks associated with data exposure. For example, if fewer people have access to your customer database, it’s less likely that the database will be exposed through credential compromise or insider threats.But what is access control? What are the different types of access control systems and models, and how do they work? And what are some of the challenges of implementing access control for businesses?Let’s hash it out.What Is Access Control? Definition & Meaning in SecurityIn the most basic sense, access control …

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