Least privilege is not so much a vulnerability as a vulnerability multiplier. Any error that allows an attacker to gain control of a program only grows worse when that application is running with high-level permissions. This course suggests how to implement applications in a way that minimizes the permissions needed.
Introduction to Least PrivilegeDuration: 1:50
This video provides an introduction to the least privilege course.
Introduction to PrivilegesDuration: 8:13
This video covers the fundamentals of privileges in operating systems.
Least Privilege VulnerabilitiesDuration: 5:56
This video describes how failure to obey least privilege can amplify the impact of an attack.
Least Privilege ExploitationDuration: 4:00
This video describes how failure to obey least privilege can be exploited by an attacker.
Least Privilege Case StudyDuration: 4:59
This video describes a case study of an application that failed to obey least privilege.
Least Privilege MitigationsDuration: 3:13
This video describes how to implement least privilege.
Least Privilege DemoDuration: 4:55
This video demonstrates exploitation of a failure to obey least privilege.
Meet the author
Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master's degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.
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