3.1. Identify and apply industry best practices for access control methods.

Access control or privilege management refers to controlling and managing users and their privileges and activities within a secured environment. Managing user privileges is a key element in maintaining security. About 80 percent of the security violations that companies experience originate from within their secured facility. This means an organization is more at risk from its own users than from external intruders and hackers. Thus, privilege management is necessary to sustain a secure and productive network. Issues of privilege management are discussed in the following sections.

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