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Access Certification: Reducing Risk with the Right Information and Right Processes

To comply with internal policies and industry regulations, managers need to regularly attest that their employees need the access they have. This is a crucial task for organizations in health care, organizations that accept credit cards as forms of payment, government departments, financial institutions and any publically traded company. Failing to ensure proper access rights can be incredibly costly, resulting in negative public perception, a drop in stock price, and fines, as well as criminal and civil lawsuits. This paper explains the challenges related to access certification and how to address them.