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Database Access Management: A Controls and Audit Framework

Access management is generally the foundation of any IT and security management program, fortifying against unauthorized entry and enabling employees who need IT resources for their day-to-day responsibilities. Access management is largely solved in the realm of SaaS applications and infrastructure, but databases present a unique challenge as they often have their own authentication protocols and bespoke authorization mechanisms.

To help address this gap, we developed this framework for managing access to databases. Understand

  • The unique challenges associated with managing access to databases
  • The various types of database consumers, how they access the database, and what controls that can be applied to them
  • How categorizing consumers into direct users and indirect users can simplify your approach to database access management

Follow the framework and take your first step towards robust database access management.