A robust security infrastructure is built around user permissions and two factor authentication. The ability to manage user permissions is an essential tool for reducing the possibility that malicious or accidental insider activity will occur, minimizing the consequences of data breaches and ensuring compliance with regulations.

1. Reduce the risk of insider threats

A common method of limiting access to users is to use the principle of least privilege, which states that users should be granted the minimum level of privileges that they require for their duties. This can reduce the impact of any illegal action that is performed by employees or third-party vendors.

2. Minimize the Risk of a Data Breach

Many industries are governed by strict rules that require the use of rigorous data security practices. By controlling permissions granted to users, organizations can ensure compliance by ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to sensitive information.

3. Reduce the risk of Third-Party Vendor Activity

Many data breaches occur as a result of compromised credentials held by third-party vendors. Reviewing and updating regularly the permissions granted to users can help reduce the risk that external vendors will gain access to data.

4. Give Privilege Escalation Flexibility

Role-based Access Control (RBAC) has become a popular way to manage user access rights. It assigns specific rights according to roles that have been predefined. The roles can be nested to provide more precise access control. A senior physician, for instance, may have higher privileges when examining patient information than an internist. RBAC can also be set to require two-factor authentication (2FA) even for specific roles, to reduce the risk of being unauthorized to access the system even if a password is compromised.

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