Effective access control systems enforce the principle of accountability. Each action taken on a system can be clearly traced back to an individual user without any ambiguity. Administrators can clearly tell who performed an action and the individual can't deny responsibility for that action. In this video, you learn how access control systems enforce accountability.
- [Instructor] Effective access control systems…enforce the principle of accountability.…Accountability means that every action…taken on a system can be clearly traced back…to an individual user without any ambiguity.…Administrators can clearly tell who…performed an action, and the individual…can't deny responsibility for that action.…There are two prerequisites for ensuring accountability,…and they are two of the fundamental requirements…for any access control system.…The first is identification.…
Each user of the system must be…identified by a unique identifier, such as a username.…The system and organizational policies…must not allow the use of any shared,…departmental, or generic accounts.…If two individuals do share an account,…the system cannot distinguish between them,…and either of the two users can simply…blame the other for any action taken…under the shared account.…Without identification, there is no accountability.…The second important principle is authentication.…
Every account on the system must be…
- Identity and access management overview
- Identification mechanisms: user names, access cards, biometrics, and registration
- Authentication factors
- Password authentication protocols
- Identity as a service (IDaaS)
- Enforcing accountability
- Managing credentials with policies
- Using access control lists
- Defending against access control attacks
Skill Level Advanced
1. Identity and Access Management
5. Credential Management
7. Access Control Attacks
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