Compliance and Security Challenges with Remote Administration

by Dave Shackleford
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute compliance

Remote administration of IT systems is not a new concept.Over the years, many organizations have looked for ways to make systems administration and troubleshooting more efficient. Remote administration offers a cost-effective way to add systems management capabilities while reducing travel costs and minimizing downtime. There are many types of remote administration tools and methods available from which organizations can choose. Some are built into operating systems, like Microsoft’s Remote Desktop capability,1 while others are available as commercial or open-source solutions,such as Virtual Network Computing (VNC).2