eBook: Achieving Security and Productivity with Least Privilege and Application Control

The least privilege principle originated in the U.S. Department of Defense in the 1970s, and it was designed to reduce the potential damage of a security breach, whether accidental or malicious, by limiting access and user rights to the lowest levels possible. Giving employees what they need to access in order to do their work, but not more. Following this principle, many enterprises have removed local administrator rights from business users on endpoints as a proactive security measure….