1. Review User Accounts
Check all user accounts to ensure that they are valid and active. Disable or delete any accounts that are no longer in use.
2. Check User Roles and Permissions
Review user roles and permissions to ensure that users have access only to the resources necessary for their job function. Remove any unnecessary permissions.
3. Review Access Logs
Check access logs to identify any unauthorized access attempts or suspicious activities. Investigate any anomalies or suspicious activities.
4. Conduct Background Checks
Perform background checks on employees with access to sensitive data to ensure that they have a clean record and are trustworthy.
5. Implement Multifactor Authentication
Require multifactor authentication for all users accessing critical systems and data.
6. Train Users
Provide regular training to users on security best practices, including password management, phishing awareness, and data protection.
7. Conduct Regular Audits
Perform regular audits of user access rights and permissions to ensure that users have only the necessary level of access required to perform their job functions.
8. Review Third-Party Access
Review access rights for third-party vendors, contractors, and partners who have access to sensitive data or systems.
9. Revise Policies and Procedures
Regularly review and update access control policies and procedures to ensure they are up to date and aligned with best practices.
10. Follow the Principle of Least Privilege
Follow the principle of least privilege, which means granting users the minimum access necessary to perform their job functions.