Data Access Governance (DAG)

What is Data Access Governance?

Data Access Governance (DAG) refers to the process of managing and controlling access to data within an organisation. It is an essential part of data security and compliance, as it ensures that only authorised users have access to sensitive data and that they can access it only as needed to perform their job functions.

DAG involves creating policies and procedures to manage user access to data, including defining who can access specific data sets, how they can access them, and what they can do with them. This process also includes reviewing user access rights regularly, monitoring data access and usage, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

The key objective of DAG is to maintain data integrity, confidentiality, and availability while minimising the risk of data breaches, unauthorised data access, or data loss. It also helps organisations to comply with industry standards, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which require organisations to implement effective data access controls and ensure data privacy.

Overall, Data Access Governance is critical for protecting sensitive information and maintaining data security and compliance. By implementing DAG policies and procedures, organisations can minimise the risk of data breaches, safeguard their reputation, and ensure that data is used appropriately and effectively to support business goals.

Armstrong has worked closely with partners such as Netwrix for over 10 years, providing our customers with their marketing leading Data Access Governance solutions.

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Netwrix Data Access Governance Datasheet

Read how the Netwrix solution can help you reclaim control over sensitive data access.


Data Access Governance (DAG) with Netwrix

Make data access exclusive in order to reduce the likelihood of a data breach. To maintain ongoing security, identify your most critical data, restrict access to it, and maintain least-privilege access.