Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on administrators access control. Weighing both sides of the coin, the question arises, ‘should access control by administrators be limited?’
It is the right of every member of the organization to freely access information that is in the public domain or that which is specifically released for the consumption of the employees. This is not always the case, at times administrators are exposed to all manner of information about the organization. This puts the organizational information at the risk of being shared by unethical administrators. Besides, such an administrator can opt to conspire with other parties hence exposing the company or its information. Lack of proper information management emanates from poor controlling of the administrative privileges, which results in increased vulnerability of an organization to malware exploits as well as unauthorized software access. According to a survey by Infosecurity Europe (2013), many organizations give a leeway for employees to have access to information without restrictions. In this regard, they overlook the fact that some malicious employees can opt to misuse their administrative privileges. On the flip side, accidental misuse of the privileges has an equal chance. As reported by Avecto CEO Mark Austin, administrators do not have to be necessarily malicious to expose the information of the organizations, accidents do occur, additionally, employees place a threat to the organizational information through installing software that is potentially risky to the company information (Hurley, 2013).
The concern over hacking and other outside invasions of the organization’s information underrates the power of intrinsic attacks. Increased cybercrime has been at the centre of attention over years since the development of modernized computer technologies. Organizations have put huge amounts of money in combating data infringement from outside forces. However, going per a survey by Cyber-Ark, the enemy of organizational information lies within. .