Authorization is the final step in the access control process. Once an individual successfully authenticates to a system, authorization determines the privileges that individual has to access resources and information. In this video, learn about the basics of authorization, including the principles of least privilege and separation of duties.
- [Narrator] Authorization is the final step…in the access control process.…Once an individual successfully authenticates to a system,…authorization determines the privileges…that individual has to access resources and information.…There are many different authorization approaches,…and we'll discuss those in this course.…First let's talk about two general principles…of authorization that lead to strong security.…First the principle of least privilege.…This principle states that an individual…should have only the minimum set of permissions…necessary to accomplish his or her job duties.…
Least privilege is important for two reasons.…First, least privilege minimizes the potential damage…from an insider attack.…If an employee turns malicious,…the damage they can cause will be limited…by the privileges assigned to them by a job role.…It's unlikely, for example, that an accountant…would be able to deface the company website…because an accountant's job responsibilities…have nothing to do with updating web content.…Second, least privilege limits the ability…
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Note: This course is part of a series releasing throughout 2018. A complete learning path will be available once all the courses are released.
- 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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