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SEI Cyber Minute: Reducing the Effects of Malware

Mike Cook warns of the dangers of allowing regular users administrator access.

Software Engineering Institute



Mike Cook warns that when regular users have administrator access and they click on a malware link, install untrustworthy applications, or get phished, the malware or attacker will have the same administrator permissions.

Cook acknowledges that a change to reduced access is not easy and offers three steps you can take to make a smooth transition to decreased levels of user access.