Exposure Management
5 Min

Strategies to Mitigate User/Admin Privilege Misconfigurations

According to the NSA and CISA Red and Blue Teams, the improper separation of user and administrator privileges ranks as one of the most common cybersecurity misconfigurations in large organizations. This misconfiguration leads to various security vulnerabilities and risks. Outlined below are various common instances of improper separation of user/administrator privileges and strategic measures to effectively address these issues.

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Strategic Recommendations for Mitigation

To effectively address these issues, organizations should consider implementing the following measures:

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It is important for organizations to implement these strategies and continuously monitor for misconfigurations to significantly enhance their cybersecurity posture and reduce the risk of breaches and attacks.

Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) can play a crucial role in mitigating user/admin privilege misconfigurations by providing a proactive and continuous approach to identifying, assessing, and remediating these risks.

The NST Assure Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) platform provides ongoing evaluation of your organization's external security defenses. It focuses on promptly identifying and addressing vulnerabilities, like User/Admin Privilege Misconfigurations, to prevent exploitation by cyber attackers. This ensures that your security measures are always up to date and effective.

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