Tag Archives: least privilege

New Ways to Reduce the Risk of Admin Operations

Remote Administration of Servers and Desktops with Least Privilege

Microsoft PowerShell is an essential tool to manage and administer servers and desktops in the enterprise.  As time passes, an increasing array of Microsoft Windows operating system components and Windows applications are being automated through PowerShell cmdlets.  Since PowerShell has a secure remote connection capability, administrators work from their own computer to manage many remote machines.  However, this efficient administrative practice requires IT Staff to have admin rights on hundreds or thousands of desktops and servers in the organization.

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Overcoming 5 Common Operational Challenges of Least Privilege

Few people would argue that implementing least privilege provides considerable security benefits, as removing admin rights eliminates the accidental or deliberate misuse of these privileges. It is also well documented that running under least privilege dramatically decreases the risks posed by malware, as many exploits rely on the user having admin rights for the payload to have the most devastating effect.

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A Brief Introduction to Least Privilege

As a new software release for least privilege leaves the building, it seemed an opportune time to start blogging, not to plug the release of course, click here. Alright, I’m allowed one shameless plug in my first blog given the team have worked so hard on this release. But seriously, I’m hoping that my blog will become a balance between sharing my experience in the system management space, with a bias towards least privilege, and providing valuable insights into the Privilege Guard (Edit: now Defendpoint) product.

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