Improper Separation of User/Administrator Privilege in Cybersecurity


This article is part of a series where we look at a recent NSA/CISA Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on the top cybersecurity issues identified during red/blue team exercises operated by these organizations. In this article, you will find a more in-depth look at the specific issue, with real-world scenarios where it is applicable, as well as mitigation strategies that can be adopted to limit or overcome it. This expands on the information provided by the NSA/CISA report.

The separation of user and administrator privileges is a cornerstone of robust cybersecurity practices. However, improper management of these privileges can lead to severe security vulnerabilities. This chapter delves into the nuances of this issue and outlines effective strategies to mitigate associated risks.

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