The global health pandemic has forced many companies to change their work-from-home policies. But supporting remote workers increases the burden on the helpdesk as users face issues like authentication problems and exposure to more phishing and malware threats.
Removing administrative privileges from users helps prevent attacks that rely on admin privileges to infect systems and stop attacks that aren't detected by antimalware software. And it also blocks accidental or malicious change to settings that lead to system instability or operational issues.
In this on-demand webinar, you will learn:
- How User Account Control (UAC) protects admin accounts and its limitations
- About technologies that can help solve some of the problems associated with removing admin privileges.
- The benefits of standard user accounts and why they are recommended by Microsoft
- Understanding UAC and why it doesn't meet enterprise security needs
- How to solve problems associated with standard user accounts, like installing printers and software updates
Russell Smith specializes in the management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems. In addition to blogging about Windows and Active Directory for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Russell is a Contributing Editor at CDW’s Biztech Magazine.
Russell has more than 15 years of experience in IT, has written a book on Windows security, co-authored one for Microsoft’s Official Academic Course (MOAC) series and has delivered several courses for Pluralsight.