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Leadership Brief
By Matthias Reinwarth

Access Reviews Done Right

Access reviews are considered important risk management controls in many organizations. They are intended to ensure that each user, process and system has always only the minimum amount of access rights, which are necessary to perform associated tasks. In light of compliance, governance and the organizations's internal commitment to protecting itself from unwanted access, concepts are in demand that take account of the transition from compliance to risk-based operating models. This development focuses on ensuring that the Principles of Least Privilege are part of a company's DNA and that Access Reviews are effective risk management controls.

1 Executive Summary

Even though role concepts have lost much of their fascination since their heyday and enthusiasm has given way to disillusionment in many cases, the us ...

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2 Analysis

Access reviews are key controls that provide verifiable assurance that an organization is managing access-related risk. They strengthen the principle ...

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3 Recommendations

Corporate Executives and Risk Officers rely on Access Management and Review processes to ensure that inappropriate access is minimized and mitigated i ...

Optimized authorization solutions can be developed to meet complex requirements using a hybrid of RBAC and ABAC supported by appropriate admin time an ...

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