• Requirement

    Prevent non-privileged users from executing privileged functions.

  • Discussion

    Privileged functions include disabling, circumventing, or altering implemented security or privacy controls, establishing system accounts, performing system integrity checks, and administering cryptographic key management activities. Non-privileged users are individuals who do not possess appropriate authorizations. Privileged functions that require protection from non-privileged users include circumventing intrusion detection and prevention mechanisms or malicious code protection mechanisms. Preventing non-privileged users from executing privileged functions is enforced by AC-3.

More Info

  • Title

    Least Privilege | Prohibit Non-privileged Users from Executing Privileged Functions
  • Family

    Access Control
  • NIST 800-53B Baseline(s)

    • Moderate
    • High
  • Related NIST 800-53 ID

NIST 800-53A Assessment Guidance

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