Access Control Methods

Access controls can be implemented at various layers of a network and individual systems. Some controls are core components of operating systems or embedded into applications and devices, and some security controls require third-party add-on packages. Although different controls provide different functionality, they should all work together to keep the bad guys out and the good guys in, and to provide the necessary quality of protection.

Most companies do not want people to be able to walk into their building arbitrarily, sit down at an employee’s computer, and access network resources. Companies also don’t want every employee to be able to access all information within the company, as in human resource records, payroll ...

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