Access Control System (ACS)

Access Control System (ACS)

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  • Access control is a security technique that can be used to regulate who or what can view or use resources in a computing environment.
  • There are two main types of access control: physical and logical. Physical access control limits access to campuses, buildings, rooms and physical IT assets. Logical access limits connections to computer networks, system files and data.
  • The four main categories of access control are:
  • Mandatory access control
  • Discretionary access control
  • Role-based access control
  • Rule-based access control
  • Access control systems
  • Performauthorizationidentification,authentication, access approval, and accountability of entities through login credentials includingpasswords, personal identification numbers (PINs), biometric scans, and physical or electronic keys.