Privilege Escalation Defenses

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Q: Which of the below options represents the best defense against privilege escalation (exploitation of a bug) vulnerability?

a. Patch all computers and servers immediately after the release of any updates.

b. Run apps without administrator privileges and download a content registry tool for storage of tracking cookies.

c. Run services with your least privileged account(s) and then implement multi-factor authentication, or MFA.

d. Monthly reviews of user and administrator roles.

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