Streamlining Security and Compliance with Drata's New Role-Based Access Control

Our Role-Based Access Control enhancements make Drata even more flexible in configuring the right access based on your team members’ core responsibilities. Read why this capability is an absolute must when it comes to keeping your teams efficient while reducing the risk of a security breach.
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by Drata

November 21, 2023
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In the evolving landscape of cybersecurity and compliance, controlling access based on user roles is a critical challenge for enterprises and commercial companies. With the rise of data breaches and regulatory demands, it's more important than ever to ensure that employees and teams have access only to the information necessary for their roles.

This is where Drata's new Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) system comes into play.

Benefits of Role-Based Access Control

Drata's RBAC system introduces several benefits that directly address the needs of security-conscious organizations:

Enhanced Security and Compliance

The new RBAC functionality allows for more precise control over team access to sensitive data and systems. This is crucial for maintaining confidentiality and privacy, as well as for demonstrating compliance with various regulatory frameworks.

Improved Operational Efficiency

With the newly introduced predefined roles and an improved admin page experience, RBAC makes managing multiple roles and responsibilities more straightforward, reducing the time and effort required to ensure secure access.

Flexibility and Customization

The RBAC system offers three new predefined roles: Control Manager, Personnel Compliance Manager, and Policy Manager. Each role is equipped with specific permissions, such as editing and approving policies or ensuring personnel compliance. This granularity enables organizations to tailor access and responsibilities to their unique needs.

Read-Only Enhancements

The ability to toggle “Read-only” access for each role prevents accidental changes and misuse of information, allowing leadership to view program status without directly interacting with the data.

Streamlined Role Management

The revamped role admin page provides a comprehensive view of all users and their assigned roles and responsibilities, along with useful activity information like date added and last login. This centralized approach simplifies role administration and enhances visibility.

Technical Capabilities and Limitations

Drata's RBAC system is designed with an intuitive user interface, providing a clear matrix of what each role has access to when assigned.

While the current release focuses on predefined roles, there are plans to introduce custom roles, offering even greater flexibility and customization. However, it's important to note that these predefined roles are company-wide and cannot be assigned as workspace-specific roles yet.

Drata's new RBAC capabilities are a significant step forward in enhancing enterprise security and operational efficiency. By providing granular control over user access and responsibilities, Drata ensures that its clients can safeguard business-critical data while complying with regulatory requirements. 

To learn more and watch it in action, start with our demonstration below and then schedule a custom demo for your team.

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