What would be the security disadvantages of a single administrator checking every file permission in a network of computers? Obviously this is a theoretical question.
I'm thinking that the fact that one entity has control over every file in the system would mean that:
a) The administrator could accidentally or purposely cause harm to important files.
b) A malicious entity could gain access to the administrators account and cause significant damage to the whole system
Is there anything else I should consider? I need to think about this in terms of likelihood or extent of damage caused by an attack.