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The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why security training isn’t enough

The phrase “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” rings true today whenever we see someone whose misplaced confidence, despite incomplete understanding, leads them into trouble. Behavioral psychologists call this phenomenon the Dunning-Kruger effect, when people with a low level of knowledge dangerously overestimate their skill and make errors as a result. This effect partly…

The case for making all accounts privileged

When we think of privileged accounts, we think of Unix root accounts or Windows domain admins. We think of database administrator accounts, service accounts, shared accounts, and so on. But we should treat every account as a privileged account.

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