Should IT administrators allow users to run as local macOS administrators?

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In 2022, security is a top priority for every organization, including businesses and schools using Macs. While very secure, Macs are still vulnerable to threats, including phishing attacks and malware. Security is no longer a technology concern. It’s now a business concern. Most of the security discussion on macOS revolves around software updates, endpoint security software, and other high-level topics.

What doesn’t get brought up enough is user privileges. Every CISO should ask their IT teams if end-users are running as local administrators on their Macs. If they are, they should ask the team if it’s necessary compared to the critical risks elevated privileges can create. 

Here’s the bottom line: There’s no need for Mac users to have administrative powers 24/7. 

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