Administrator access is security gold and effectively the key to the kingdom.
It is often precisely these accesses that criminals try to get their hands on, once they are inside the organization. This has been documented in many of the major hacking cases over the past few years
Too many admins:
- Have too many accesses.
- Use their regular accounts for everything.
- Has privileged rights that are never revoked.
- Have more privileged rights than they originally needed.
That’s why it is incredibly important to keep track of access rights, to have carefully thought out policies and razor-sharp processes – and to comply with them.
Administrators must appreciate their special role and the responsibility that comes with it.