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RunOnce to the hills

Here in the Avecto Support Team we come across various issues with customers that wish to allow their users to perform elevated tasks in Windows once their Administrator rights have been removed; this can vary from changing Windows settings or allowing a legacy app to run with admin rights for compatibility reasons, to installing complex application suites.

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Admin Rights: The Root Cause Behind Today’s Top Security Concerns

At April’s Infosecurity Europe conference in London, we conducted a survey that revealed a troubling disparity between IT professionals’ top security concerns and their existing (or lack of) best practices. Results shed light on the extent to which organizations allow employees full control over their desktops and servers, without implementing adequate controls to defend against accidental or deliberate misuse of privileges.

Of the 500 surveyed participants, comprising IT security decision makers at the show, 41 percent cited rogue employees as the biggest threat to their organization. An additional 31 percent of respondents reported malware exploits and targeted cyber-attacks as their top threats and 8 percent of respondents pointed to unauthorized software as most dangerous.

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