“If routinely installing critical patches is the digital equivalent of washing your hands after using the toilet, then we collectively have terrible cyber hygiene.”

Kip Boyle, CEO of Cyber Risk Opportunities

While eliminating admin rights can greatly improve security around Microsoft products and reduce the risks from their vulnerabilities, many IT leaders are concerned with how to balance access restrictions with maintaining a positive user experience.

To address this challenge, modern endpoint privilege management solutions can be deployed to dynamically exert granular control over access to applications, tasks, and scripts in a way that makes this balance seamless and the security invisible to the end user. These solutions elevate access as needed for applications—without elevating the user’s actual privileges--to ensure that users are productive and protected.

For more insight, a breakdown of the stats, and exclusive commentary from a number of IT security leaders, download the full Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report today.

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