Chapter 4. Manage Privileged Identities

Cybersecurity attacks are commonly the result of administrative account penetration. Attackers can compromise privileged identities in a myriad of ways, some of which are simply not preventable using software and firmware tools, however sophisticated they become. Assuming that administrative accounts can conceivably be compromised, you should attempt to minimize the danger presented by such attacks by managing how privileged identities are used in the enterprise. Simply put, users requiring administrative access to perform certain tasks should employ administrative accounts only for those tasks, and those administrative accounts should have only the privileges needed to perform those tasks. Windows Server ...

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