The cybersecurity industry is evolving quickly. In the era of remote work, globalization, and limitless third-party connections, hackers are becoming more intelligent and clever, and attack strategies and reasons are evolving. Organizations must take notice.
In the past, perimeter defenses—or “castle-and-moat” architecture—were considered standard in cybersecurity.
The main weakness was that if a hacker got past a virtual barrier, they could touch anything and everything. It was only one line of defense, and as we have repeatedly shown, it was vulnerable.
What is the best form of defense if that line of defense is breached and hackers are coming up with more inventive ways to gain access to a system?
Everything revolves around access: what access points are available, who has access to them, and how well-protected those individual, decentralized points are.
Several crucial techniques and procedures found in critical access management aid firms in modernizing their cybersecurity and remaining secure in a volatile environment include:
Enacting resistant access policies
Who should have access to which assets and what privileges they should have while accessing an asset should be determined by defined rules. A hospital’s HR secretary does not require the same level of access to EMRs as an ER physician.
Employee access control
Access control policies are only effective if they are upheld. The methods used to precisely restrict when and how a user can use their access rights are known as access controls.
These access restrictions could be time-based access, access notifications, or even an organization-wide or departmental access calendar.
Without visibility, you cannot determine whether the access controls and rules in your business are effective. It’s a big issue that 51% of firms don’t keep track of who has access to crucial data and network resources.
To determine whether the cybersecurity architecture in place is effective, it is essential to look at what’s happening with an access point using proactive and reactive observation or proactive and reactive analysis.
Additionally, access monitoring can promptly notify a company of irregularities and provide insightful information in the event of a breach.
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