A robust security framework is based on the user’s permissions and two-factor authentication. The ability to manage permissions for users is an essential element in reducing the risk that malicious or accidental insider activity will occur, minimizing the effects of data breaches and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

1. Reduce the risk of insider Threats

A common method for limiting access for users is to apply the principle of least privilege, which states that users should be granted the minimum level of privileges required for their job. This reduces the consequences of any illegal activities that are performed by employees or other vendors.

2. Minimize the Risk of a Data Breach

Many industries are governed by strict rules which require rigorous data security practices. By managing user permissions organizations can ensure compliance by ensuring that only authorized users have access to sensitive information.

3. Reduce the Risk of Third-Party Vendor Activity

Many security breaches result from compromised credentials held by third-party vendors. Reviewing and updating regularly user permissions can help reduce the risk of unauthorised access by external vendors.

4. Flexibility for Privilege Escalation

Role-based access control (RBAC) is a well-known method for managing user permissions which assigns access rights based on predefined roles. The roles can be combined to permit fine-grained control of access. For instance, a senior physician, for instance, may be granted more privileges while viewing patient information than a junior physician. RBAC can also be set to require two-factor authentication (2FA) even for certain roles to limit the risk of unauthorised entry, even if a password has been compromised.