It’s All About the Endpoint: Protecting and Enabling End Users with Least Privilege

Eric Cole, SANS Instructor

About this White Paper

How well protected are your endpoints?

Let’s face it. Breaches are inevitable. But, many organizations are still focused solely on preventing breaches, instead of limiting their effects. You’re never going to stop every data breach, so shift your focus on attaining the right risk tolerance instead.

One way that industry experts agree to limit breach attack surfaces is by enforcing least privilege and application control on endpoints.

Check out this paper written by Dr. Eric Cole to learn best practices for endpoint security. The paper discusses the four pillars of protecting the endpoint:

  • Least privilege
  • Application control
  • Password management
  • User behavioral analytics

In today’s cloud‐first, mobile‐first world, sensitive and business critical information is increasingly accessible via mobile endpoints. Don’t let that exposure lead to a damaging breach. Download Dr. Cole’s best practices paper today.


Eric Cole, SANS Instructor

Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on helping customers focus on the right areas of security by building out a dynamic defense. Dr. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security. He served as CTO of McAfee and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin. Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible 2nd Edition, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. Dr. Cole is the founder and an executive leader at Secure Anchor Consulting where he provides leading-edge cyber security consulting services, expert witness work, and leads research and development initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art in information systems security. Dr. Cole was the lone inductee into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014. Dr. Cole is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and is a SANS faculty Fellow and course author who works with students, teaches, and develops and maintains courseware.