Least privilege security is a requirement for all industry and government compliance mandates, including PCI DSS, MAS Technology Risk Management, HIPAA,
SOX, Federal USGBC and many others. Whether referred to explicitly or implicitly, compliance requirements cannot be met unless least privilege is implemented.
Even if your organization isn’t subject to compliance, it is good practice to employ least privilege as the basis of your security best practices.
This paper introduces the concept of least privilege security and discusses the business challenges involved in endpoint security. It includes information
on the security issues organizations face when meeting compliance mandates, how moving to Windows 7 or Windows 8 can improve security and the problems
faced when migrating from Windows XP. Finally, there is a brief overview of Privilege Guard, a solution that enables privileges to be assigned
to individual applications, providing a practical implementation of least privilege security in corporate environments.
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