Your company likely handles sensitive information that must be restricted from unauthorized users. Failure to manage access could result in a catastrophic destruction of these precious assets. Access control is a notion that aims to act as a gatekeeper and define the parameters for handling sensitive material. As organizations grow and change, their original practices for handling data might not be considered acceptable or appropriate. This can result in sensitive information unintentionally becoming available to unauthorised users, whether from within the organization or outside.

Inadequate controls can result in the loss of first-party information, which includes employee and customer information. A breach could expose your company to costly penalties from regulatory authorities and lawsuits, as well as fines. It could also undermine your customers’ and clients trust.

Controlling access is an technological and organizational process that requires both an organizational and technical. To achieve controlled access to confidential information, the right balance between policies, processes and technologies is required. These are essential to ensure that your organization adheres to industry standards and regulations as well as to ensure that your business is agile and keeps client and customer confidence.

For instance, you must ensure that the physical security protocols are robust and effective for all employees, which means that they must keep paper documents, thumb drives and backups that contain personal data in locked cabinets and inform anyone who enters your facility to the security team. It is also essential to create a “need-to-know” for all access. This includes requiring employees to use passwords, two-factor authentication, and to review their privileges regularly.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,