When it comes to compliance with regulations like 21 CFR Part 11 and HIPAA, you know that access controls are key. Have a handle on that and you've probably got the makings of a good compliance program, inspectors tend to believe. If not, you probably don't. For an interesting perspective on access controls, check out this recent article by Mike Rothman, President and Principal Analyst of Security Incite, an independent information security research firm. "One of the hottest spaces in the security space is network access control (NAC) and predictably all of the vendors are positioning the compliance 'virtues' of the technology," he notes. "But is there any truth to their claims? Should customers be looking at NAC to solve their compliance woes?"
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