Top 5 Reasons Admins Give Away Local Admin Rights

Jeremy Moskowitz former Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz
Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Mobility

When it comes to getting their work done, users today expect virtually unlimited access to, well, everything. Full access to system settings, the operating system, the ability to install printers… you name it, users want it.

To meet this demand, 57 percent of respondents in a recent survey of 500 organizations by PolicyPak and, acknowledged that yes, they do assign local admin rights to many standard users. It is easy to understand why – it keeps users happy. But when it comes to IT security, the allocation of local admin rights can be detrimental. As more individuals have privileged access, the job of malware to access and compromise those users’ devices, becomes a lot easier.

In this white paper, we will tackle this threat and do a deep dive into the top 5 reasons that enterprises give local admin rights to users. We will also show how PolicyPak Least Privilege Manager abates this threat and allows users to fully perform their jobs, while protecting desktop devices.

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