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What Is Fine-Grained Access Control? Challenges, Benefits & More

What Is Fine-Grained Access Control? Challenges, Benefits & More

Fine-grained access control systems determine a user’s access rights—to infrastructure, data, or resources, for example—once past initial authentication. Unlike coarse-grained access control (CGAC), which relies on a single factor, such as role, to grant access, FGAC relies on multiple factors. For example, it may consider policies (policy-based access control, or PBAC), attributes (attribute-based access control, or RBAC), or a user’s behavior in a certain context (behavior-based access
Fine-Grained vs. Coarse-Grained Access Control Explained

Fine-Grained vs. Coarse-Grained Access Control Explained

If credentials fall into the wrong hands, intruders may enter a network and launch a disastrous attack. In fact, 46% of cybersecurity incidents involve authentication credentials, according to the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report. Organizations have two general ways to determine someone’s access rights once past initial authentication: Coarse-grained access control (CGAC), which relies on a single factor, and fine-grained access control (FGAC), which relies on multiple factors.
3 Types of Access Control: IT Security Models Explained

3 Types of Access Control: IT Security Models Explained

In this article, we will look at three important types of access control in security. You’ll learn about the different types of access control, how they work, and their pros and cons. By the end of this article, you’ll understand what type of access control will work best for your organization and meet your security needs.
Supercharge Your SSH and Kubernetes Resources with Remote Identities

Supercharge Your SSH and Kubernetes Resources with Remote Identities

Learn how Remote Identities helps you leverage SSH and k8s capabilities to capitalize on infrastructure workflow investments you’ve already made.
StrongDM kicks it into overdrive

StrongDM kicks it into overdrive

With the release of tighter integrations with Okta and Azure AD (or any SCIM-based directory service for that matter), you now have the ability to manage just-in-time, least-privilege access to your critical infrastructure right from your preferred identity provider (IdP), dramatically reducing the time needed to approve requests and grant access.
Welcome to the Year of Access

Welcome to the Year of Access

strongDM asked 600 DevOps pros about the state of infrastructure access today. Their response? It’s out of control. Here’s an overview of our results.
Difference between RBAC vs. ABAC vs. ACL vs. PBAC vs. DAC

Difference between RBAC vs. ABAC vs. ACL vs. PBAC vs. DAC

This article presents an overview of RBAC vs. ABAC, plus several additional models of access control, including PBAC, ACL, and DAC. You will learn what these methods are, how they differ from each other, and the pros and cons of each.
Access Management 101: Understanding Roles & Access

Access Management 101: Understanding Roles & Access

Here’s the scenario: On one side, you’re inundated with requests to provide access to critical infrastructure in order to enable teams to do their jobs; on the other side, you’re tasked with auditing access and ensuring that security to those systems is solid.
Getting Started: Role & Access Discovery

Getting Started: Role & Access Discovery

Discovering “who has access to what” is critical for zero trust and PAM. These six steps will get you started with Access Management.
Role & Access Discovery | Who Has Access to What Now?

Role & Access Discovery | Who Has Access to What Now?

Role & Access Discovery aims to answer “Does this person, in this role, need access to that system?” Learn why this is a critical part of access management.
Kubernetes RBAC Explained: Challenges, Approaches, and More

Kubernetes RBAC Explained: Challenges, Approaches, and More

An explanation of role-based access control (RBAC) in Kubernetes, why it is hard to manage manually and practical strategies for simplifying RBAC in large-scale clusters.
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