© Morey J. Haber 2020
M. J. HaberPrivileged Attack Vectorshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5914-6_2

2. Privileges

Morey J. Haber1 
Heathrow, FL, USA
Today, privileges based on credentials are one of the lowest-hanging fruits in the attack chain. They are currently the easiest method for a threat actor to own a resource and, ultimately, the entire environment. These threats include
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    Insiders having excessive and unmonitored access to accounts, opening the potential for misuse and abuse

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    Insiders that have had their accounts compromised through successful phishing, social engineering, or other tactics

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    Accounts that have been compromised as the result of weak credentials, passwords, devices, and application models, allowing attackers to compromise ...

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