Access Control and Identity Management

Separation of Duties

Separation of duties, also seen as segregation of duties, ensures that a single person does not handle all crucial decisions and activities, especially those involving a high level of trust. The goal is to avoid the temptation to commit fraud or other illegal activities. Most people consider themselves reasonably honest and consider stealing wrong or immoral. However, life is messy, and concepts like right and wrong can get blurred when surrounded by the realities of life.

Consider the following scenario: A CFO at a mid-sized financial firm has worked hard to achieve his position. He is well-respected and known for finding diamond-in-the-rough investments that pay off well ...

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