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Learn the Importance of Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Due to the increase in cyberattacks and the enforcement of several data protection laws, it has become an obligation, in the corporate environment, to take care of personal and sensitive data of a company.

When we talk about information security, it is essential to talk about Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), even more, when we talk about security in the Cloud. 

And what is role-based access control (RBAC)?

The implementation of the RBAC is a way for the company to ensure that access to environments and systems is performed only by authorized people by managing the resources that employees will be able to access, the resource groups, and the delegation of privileges.

In short, through role-based access control, the information security department is able to implement the principle of least privilege in their environments, including the Cloud, ensuring that each employee accesses only the relevant information to perform their tasks.

Through RBAC, one can guarantee that users of an area, for example, Marketing, have access only to information pertinent to it, thus not being able to access information from other sectors, such as HR, Finances, and other areas.

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Why implementing role-based access control in your company?

In addition to strengthening information security and reducing the data range of possible internal threats and malware, implementing the principle of least privilege in all types of environments and preventing data leaks through role-based access control aligns your company with several current data protection regulations, thus avoiding fines that may reach tens of millions. Also, it is possible to guarantee compliance with Information Security policies and best practices.

How to implement RBAC in your company?

There are 4 main steps for implementing role-based access control:

  1. Listing which employees work in each area.
  2. Delegating levels of privileges for each one to perform their tasks, taking into account the role and frequency of use of the environment.
  3. Creating role groups for each employee category.
  4. Assigning users to role groups.

How can senhasegura help in this task?

Through senhasegura’s access provisioning module, implementing RBAC and the principle of least privilege in your company becomes an easy task.

Allowing and revoking the access of privileged users on platforms enables the centralized and automated management of devices that do not have integration with directory services.

If you want to learn more about how the local user provisioning module works, its benefits, functions, and technical features, click here.


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