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The Art of Privilege Escalation - How Hackers Become Admins

‐ Oct 25, 2023 11:20am

Privilege escalation is one of the most common techniques bad actors use to discover and exfiltrate sensitive valuable data. From their perspective, it’s the art of increasing privileges from initial access, which is typically a standard user or application account, all the way up to administrator, root or even full-system access. With NT AuthoritySystem access or on the Linux root account, cybercriminals have full access to a system — and with domain administrator access, they own the entire network.

Learning Objectives:

  • Anticipate the ways bad actors escalate privileges.
  • Utilize proven tools to identify privilege escalation.
  • Apply strategies to reduce the risks of privilege escalation.




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