Layered Security: System access control
Access control is one of the foundational elements of a security system. Making sure that your network is as secure as possible means making sure that only users who need access to your system, have access, and that that access is restricted to the most limited degree possible. Doing so reduces the attack surface of systems to a minimum, while ensuring that users are always identifiable for accountability purposes.
Compliance with user agreements and access control policies must be enforced, ensuring that all users have strong passwords and that their access is logged as it occurs. Additionally, requiring two factor authentication whenever it is possible acts as the best defence against brute force and social engineering attack on your system. It is particularly essential to implement dual factor authentication for all VPN users, a measure that significantly reduces the chances of a successful attack.
Horn can help you implement these measures from drafting access control policies to implementation. Give us a call at (888) 429-5177 to get started, and fill out the form below to receive newsletters with information about your data security weekly.