Vulnerability Management

Privilege Escalation: Attack Techniques and Countermeasures

Privilege escalation is a cyberattack that grants adversaries privileges beyond what the system or application intended to give. The attack can be carried out by internal or external threat actors and is considered a key phase in many advanced cyberattacks. In this article we will define privilege escalation attacks, list privilege escalation types and attack vectors, and discuss the mitigation strategies to counter this attack type.

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