Data Management

Six steps to effective access governance

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Executive Summary

Organisations know that controlling access to data is vital: security breaches, mistakes and leaks of sensitive enterprise data can lead to loss of intellectual property (IP), system downtime, frustrated users, lost productivity, fines for failing to comply with external regulations, and organisational embarrassment. But the processes at many organisations today to achieve that control are tedious, time-consuming and error-prone. Administrators try to monitors group changes in Active Directory; data loss on file servers and NAS devices; and SharePoint activity, but all too often these approaches simply address current symptoms but fail to permanently fix the root cause of problems. What is required is effective access governance. Access governance is a set of interconnected processes that ensure that requests for access to IT resources are properly evaluated and fulfilled in a timely manner. This white paper looks at access governance and how it ensures your people can get access to the IT resources they need, including applications, files, and other critical data, while also ensuring that there is proper accountability for granting access.

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