Holy cannoli! We managed to cover so much in this chapter; it's really worth patting yourself on the back.
We reviewed many of the various access control models and concepts, including classics such as Bell-LaPadula and Biba. Then, after those concepts were established, we looked at real-world examples, including RBAC and DAC models, and what those actually mean.
We then proceeded on to the topic of how we might select and implement authentication and authorization mechanisms for people, devices, and services. We covered the difference between authentication and authorization, and how they work together to provide access control for security and privacy purposes. We covered passwords, smart cards, and biometrics, as well as some of the most-used protocols for authentication.
Then we dove into what IAM is, and how you might utilize identity services at your organization to scale up and ensure your IT team isn't overwhelmed with menial access management...