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SSCP® Systems Security Certified Practitioner All-in-One Exam Guide by Darril Gibson

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Implementing Access Controls

An access control provides a mechanism to restrict or control access to resources. These resources can be logical, such as files and folders hosted within a network, or physical, such as facilities. Access control starts with identification and authentication. Once individuals have been reliability authenticated, you can control their access.

Comparing Subjects and Objects

Two primary terms related to access controls are subjects and objects. In short, a subject accesses a resource, and an object is the resource being accessed. As a simple example, if a user accesses a project file stored on a server, the user is the subject and the project file is the object.

With this in mind, you would first ensure that subjects ...

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