Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Privilege escalation and rootkits, part of CySA+ Cert Prep: 5 Identity and Access Management.
- [Instructor] Software developers must take care…to write code that is not susceptible…to privilege escalation attacks.…Escalation of privilege attacks seek to take…normal user accounts and transform them…into accounts with administrative rights.…This can be especially dangerous on systems…that have external exposure,…allowing someone on the internet…to take control of a server.…Privilege escalation vulnerabilities often arise…as a result of buffer overflow issues…or other security vulnerabilities in code…that allow an end user to execute…arbitrary instructions on the server.…
When the end user gets access…to the underlying operating system,…he or she can take advantage…of privilege escalation vulnerabilities…to leverage that access into administrative privileges.…There are some basic mitigation strategies…that developers and operations teams can take…to reduce the likelihood of privilege escalation attacks.…First, developers should perform input validation…on all input received from end users.…This validation should perform strict checking…
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- Provisioning and deprovisioning
- Identity security issues
- Using biometric measures as identification mechanisms
- Multifactor authentication
- Password authentication protocols
- How LDAP and Kerberos work together
- Identity as a Service (IDaaS)
- Mandatory and discretionary access controls
- Defending against password attacks
- Social engineering attacks
Skill Level Intermediate
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