M8.5 Discussion

This is a two part paper: first part is the instruction below once I post the first part I will provide the second which is three short responses to other students post.

It is always advisable to grant only the minimum required privileges to the users and applications to ensure system security. In this activity, you will discuss how the simple principle of least privilege can help avoid many attacks.

circular graph of least privileged and most privileged


Read the following:

What is the Principle of Least Privilege? https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/what-is-the-principle-of-least-privilege/Links to an external site.)
The Principle of Least Privilege Makes Total Sense, But How Do You Put it to Work? https://securityintelligence.com/articles/the-principle-of-least-privilege-makes-total-sense-but-how-do-you-put-it-to-work/Links to an external site.)

Next, address the following in your initial post:

Discuss whether the principle of least privileges mitigates all authorization threats. Give reasons to support your view.
Discuss how least privilege management helps to mitigate security breaches due to malware.

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