People Keep Tryin’ to Put ‘Em Down
They have been variously described as technology’s Generation Y or Generation Tech, an undisciplined, impulsive, entitled horde of 20-something workers that older heads are inclined to see as one of the biggest security challenges ever to hit corporate networks.
Having grown up in an age of lurching software advances, ubiquitous communication and social networking, this is not a group easily dissuaded from using any and every application by the old reasoning that software can be a “bit risky.”
Migration to Windows 7 has turned out to be the important moment where organizations reassessed hardened assumptions about the way employees use and access applications, and a growing number have concluded that the rational response is to invest in least privilege management. With this design, users can request application admin privileges on a case-by-case basis after authenticating themselves in a way that offers audited admin oversight.