By adhering to the Least Privilege Principle, organizations significantly reduce the attack surface. Limiting user access minimizes the potential avenues through which malicious actors can exploit vulnerabilities.
Preventing Lateral Movement:
Restricting access rights hampers the ability of attackers to move laterally across networks or systems in the event of a breach, thereby containing the impact of any potential compromise.
Compliance requirements often mandate the implementation of the Least Privilege Principle. Adhering to these standards ensures that organizations meet regulatory mandates and avoid penalties.