Information security professionals recognize that cyber attackers almost always look to exploit endpoint vulnerabilities, and many have taken steps to secure privilege on the endpoint as a fundamental part of their security program. By design, privilege delegation is often an all-or-nothing decision – meaning that users within organizations typically either have full “Administrator” rights or no administrative rights at all. As a result, business users and IT administrators often end up with far more privileges than needed, creating a large and frequently exploited attack surface. The trouble is, in the process of removing administrator privileges to reduce risks, organizations are likely to face a number of challenges.
This eBook will explore these challenges and offer best practices for developing balanced, layered security controls.