Access Control: A Must for Government organizations

Access Control: A Must for Government organizations

  May 14, 2018 |  User Data, Digitization

A couple of months back there was a news flashing in Indian channels that Aadhar details of uncountable citizens has been compromised badly. Fortunately that turned out to be a rumour and UIDAI chief assured that to be a sheer exaggeration and utmost security of the personal digital records of the citizens have been taken care of already.

There are certain common traits in Government organizations in India and abroad. Normally, these organizations oversee the crucial and burning factors of Information security specially those which are sensitive and confidential. The external malefactors often (or mostly) eye on the privileged accounts to obtain illegal access of the classified information. Only these accounts can reveal sensitive information such as intelligence data, technical data or simply personal data of citizens. Besides, land records, registrars, social security details or even employee details fall prey to wily cyber crooks.

Remedy to Manage Critical Database

Ideally any Government organization should have a complete data security process in place before its too late. A robust privilege access management tool like ARCON can be a respite from all these worries. It helps to protect information with the help of access control features where any unauthorized access attempt is mitigated at the onset. To ensure further security on the privileged activity sessions, this tool boosts operational efficiency with real-time threat analysis and session recording.

In every spheres of government sector such as Defence, IT, Finance, Real Estate, privilege access control is necessary for seamless vigilance of any suspicious activity and prevention of any breaches. The key accounts that pave the way for confidential data should be super protected with a robust security framework. The access control tool fulfills the requirements by monitoring the end-user activities and notifying any unusual behavior as and when found.

Conclusion

The alarm of insecurity in Government organizations did ring vehemently after the infamous incident of 22 million account details of federal employees were compromised in U.S.A. during May 2014. The intruders extracted personal data including many cases detailed security clearance information and fingerprint data. The impact of that incident lasted for long and it forced the other Government organizations in different corner of the world to allocate budget for information security and cyber security.

Violation of privilege accounts is one of the major reasons of data breach in Government organizations. In order to safeguard these beforehand, it is highly important to monitor them round the clock and mitigate received. The future of digital safety lies in our alertness and that is how we can experience “Digitization” in truer sense.


ARCON is a leading enterprise risk control solutions provider, specializing in risk-predictive technologies. ARCON | User Behaviour Analytics enables to monitor end-user activities in real time. ARCON | Privileged Access Management reinforces access control and mitigates data breach threats. ARCON | Secure Compliance Management is a vulnerability assessment tool.

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