Tightening up your IS access control to: a key element of compliance
Tightening up your users’ access to the IS is a key regulatory compliance factor in many business sectors where data is sensitive, such as health and finance, and where confidentiality is a non-negotiable condition. Organisations are obliged to demonstrate that they have put in place robust and consistent access control measures in order to protect data from any unauthorised access.
As a first line of defence, IAM is designed to ensure that only authorised users can access the IS. Using an IAM platform gives you an excellent level of finesse when writing your access control rules, both for 100% web processes and purely “workstation” or mobile processes.
Strong authentication in all its forms – such as ‘MFA’ (Multi-Factor Authentification), adaptive authentication and risk-based authentication – avoid scenarios where a single password is enough to gain unlimited access to sensitive systems.
These functionalities enable you to build in varying degrees of security according to your users’ profiles and roles, and the circumstances in which they log in. You can bolster or streamline the level of security for access to your IS and your applications based on how vulnerable the targeted data is.
Fulfilling regulatory or statutory requirements regarding data security and confidentiality inexorably entails data access control.