Using dual accounts for administrators

Thursday, 19 May 2005, 8:09 PM EST

With security on the minds of everyone, including all administrators and executives, every precaution needs to be taken to protect the network devices, servers, clients, Active Directory, and network resources. Historically and even recently administrators and others that have elevated privileges to essential resources have been able to use a single user account for all of their activities, whether the activity is one that a common end user would perform or one that only an administrator can perform. It is time to consider the exposure that this situation creates and take action to protect all resources that are exposed by this activity.

By Derek Melber at WindowSecurity.com

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