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Locking Down Desktops by Applying the Security Best Practice of Least Privilege

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If your users are logging into their computers with local administrator privileges they greatly increase the risk of security breaches by viruses, spyware, zero-day threats and facilitate access for malicious users. The principle of least privilege can significantly decrease these threats, but is often overlooked as a critical security objective. Reducing your attack surface and the threat of these security breaches with an effective approach to least privilege will be covered in this white paper along with:
  • Security implications when users operate computers with administrative privileges
  • Why least privilege is an important security objective for organizations
  • The benefits of implementing a least privilege environment
  • The different solutions available for least privilege
Vendor:
BeyondTrust Corporation
Posted:
18 May 2007
Published:
01 Dec 2006
Format:
PDF
Length:
10  Page(s)
Type:
White Paper
Language:
English

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