Servers Are the Primary Target for Insiders and Hackers Alike
There is a significant distinction between the data on desktops described in the last chapter and the data on the server. To use another metaphor: if misusing desktop privilege can get you into the bank, then misusing server privilege is the equivalent of carte-blanche access to the bank vault. Indeed, in a secure and compliant server environment, end users are not entitled to the root password or even superuser status because organizations can no longer tolerate the security risks posed by intentional, accidental, or indirect misuse of privileges. However, organizations need to provide the admins of the plethora of heterogeneous servers across the enterprise with necessary privileges within specified guidelines to do their job safely.
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