One of the most popular attack methods in IT security starts with posing a simple question: How many places in your IT infrastructure have administrative access? Unfortunately, getting to the bottom of answering this question is anything but simple, but it can be instructive. This is because understanding administrative access is perhaps one of the most important ways to defend your business computing network.
Admin access permissions are the bane of all security managers because they can serve as the golden ticket for hackers to compromise your computers. Once they figure out this privileged access, they can worm their way into your network and create all sorts of havoc. This class of problems is usually labeled privilege escalation. Fixing this will require some careful diligence, including locking down Active Directory permissions, using zero trust methods, and application sandboxes.