What types of Access Control Systems are there?

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There are three types of access control systems:

  1. Discretionary Access Control: Discretionary Access Control holds the business owner responsible for deciding which people are allowed in a specific location, physically or digitally.
  2. Mandatory Access Control:  Mandatory Access Control is more commonly utilised in organisations that require an elevated emphasis on the confidentiality and classification of data. It doesn’t permit owners to have a say in the entities having access in a unit or facility, instead, only the owner and custodian have the management of the access controls.
  3. Role-Based Access Control: With Role-Based Access Control systems, access is assigned by the system administrator and is  based on the subject’s role within the business and most privileges are based on the limitations defined by their job responsibilities.
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