Administrator Rights

Administrator Rights is the highest level of permission given to a computer user. A user with admin rights (privileges) allows them to access anything within the system or network they are given administrative rights to. A user with these rights is given essentially “unrestricted access” to the entire system.

What does this mean for an SMB?

SMBs can protect themselves from Ransomware threats through the use of Least Privilege. If you remove admin rights from employees, they cannot install any software on their computers including most ransomware. Removing these rights follows the Least Privilege Principle and protects the SMB admirably well. 

Related Terms: Availability, Confidentiality, Integrity, Least Privilege, Need to Know

To learn more about Admin Rights and how it relates to Least Privilege, watch this short video:

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