Running head: ACCESS CONTROL METHODS
Access Control Methods
ACCESS CONTROL METHODS
Elements of the Various Access Control Methods
Mandatory Access Control (MAC)
The Main element of MAC is a single secure network from which all security policy
management settings are established and configured. This central network is only accessible to
the system operators. Essentially, the access limitations are based on system configuration,
classification and authentication. The operating system (and operators) constrains the ability of
initiators from accessing or performing certain operations ("Mandatory Access Control", 2019).
This restriction is mainly enforced by the operating system’s kernel, which examines the stated
security attributes via a set of authorization rules (for example policy) which in turn determine
whether the said operation is allowed.
Discretionary Access Control (DAC)
DAC grants or restricts access to initiators through user credentials provided by the
initiator ("Discretionary Access Control", 2019). Essentially, the initiator’s owner group is
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