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Eleventh Hour Security+ by Ido Dubrawsky

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Workstation OS

Workstations can present special challenges. Depending on a user’s knowledge and capabilities, they may modify the steps it takes to secure their workstation and violate company policy when it comes to best practices. As laptops become more commonplace, they present specific challenges to the organization when it comes to securing operating systems, including configuration of the appropriate services as well as user and group rights.

User rights and groups

Ideally, the minimum required rights for a person to perform their job should be given. Under older Windows operating systems (XP and 2000 most notably), the user of a machine was given administrative rights or was added to the “Power Users” group in order to gain full functionality ...

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