Controlled Access to Confidential Data

Your company likely handles sensitive information that needs to be protected from unauthorised users. Inability to control access could result in a devastating loss of important assets. The principle behind access control is that it acts as a guardian of the gate, setting the conditions under which individuals can handle sensitive materials. As organizations evolve and change their practices for handling data might not be considered acceptable or appropriate. This can result in sensitive information being accidentally made available to unauthorised users within or outside of the company.

Inadequate controls may also result in the loss of information belonging to a third person, such as customer and employee information. A breach like this could expose your organization’s information to costly regulatory penalties as well as lawsuits, fines, or fines. It could also affect your clients’ and customers trust.

Managing access is an organizational as well as a technical process, and achieving secured access to confidential information requires the appropriate balance of policies, processes, and technologies. These are essential to ensure your business is compliant to standards and regulations in the industry as well as maintains its agility, and maintains the trust of its clients and customers.

You should, for example, ensure that your physical security procedures are in place. This includes requiring employees to store documents, thumb drives, and backups of personal information in locked cabinets, and to inform security personnel of any strangers entering your building. It’s also essential to establish the proper “need to be aware” for access to all areas, making sure that employees use passwords and two-factor authentication, check their privilege lists frequently and promptly remove access rights when they’re no longer needed and then encrypt the data to safeguard it from read or tampering.