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Restricting Users With Admin Privileges Solves the Wrong Problem

CONTROL: Minimize the number of users with domain or local administrative privileges. Such users should use a separate unprivileged account for email and web browsing. This control is misunderstood and doesn’t solve the sensitive data protection problem. The real issue today is not “a machine has been compromised”. It’s “data on a machine has been exfiltrated…

Consent: The Part of ‘Yes’ that We Don’t Necessarily Understand

(This is the fourth installment in an on-going examination of the first principles of data privacy and security. The first installment can be read here. The second installment can be read here. The third installment can be read here. These principles, often represented in regulations and privacy practices, form the foundation for how an organization should treat the…