Role-based security is a particularly effective safety strategy for big organizations with a large number of users and systems which increase a risk of disclosure of sensitive information.
RBAC presupposes that a company analyzes its security needs and job duties, employees are grouped into roles according to their function within an organization, and the roles are aligned with access permissions.
Users with the same roles have identical access rights. This is very useful for companies with a large number of personnel performing the same duties, i.e. accountants, insurance agents, healthcare personnel, customer support personnel, etc.
Role based access control examples would be as follows. A department manager has any permissions associated with his role (viewing and editing contracts, access to reports, a database of clients, certain applications, etc.) while an assistant’s role-based privileges will be limited compared to the ones of the chief manager. An accounting clerk will not have access to the same files and databases as a CFO, etc.
This security strategy has a number of benefits including:
To sum it up, implementation of role-based access control and its continuous enhancement has a number of advantages from protecting sensitive data to streamlining processes within an organization with a number of users performing the same duties.
Role-based access control best practices can be achieved following the next steps:
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