Separation-of-duties inherently improves compliance for organization as it removes the possibility of single-source of truth and control. It also encourages internal process evaluation. By controlling each user’s access to provide only what is required, organizations can better manage their risk.
Of course, this ordeal can quickly become complicated, especially with an ever growing complexities in the business, so organizations should create a set of standard rules for each type of activity (e.g., accounting, management, etc.) which is a limited set and not exhaustive. SoD will allow you to detect and auto-address violations that occur upon user request early—in adherence to specific compliance regulations, like SOX or GDPR—to avoid more bigger issues moving forward.
Finally, practicing continual audit is crucial for an effective cybersecurity implementation. With the proper software tools and processes such as IDHub's Workflow based SoD risk analysis and detailed audit controls, organizations can anticipate all possible violations and identify and correct unseen violations quickly and efficiently.