Enterprises face challenges in monitoring execution of software binaries. This disclosure describes social voting for enterprise level binary whitelisting. Per techniques of this disclosure, a peer user driven approval process is utilized for binary whitelisting. At a time of launch of a binary that is not pre-approved, a user is provided with information associated with the binary and directed to the social voting process. The user designates a peer user and requests that the peer user approve execution of the binary. The peer user is provided with information about the requesting user and about the binary. Approval by the peer user can be used to enable local binary execution by the requesting user. If the peer user does not approve execution, the binary is flagged as blockable, and execution is denied.
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Zukoff, Josh; Hancox, Russell; Eigerman, Ed; Doyle, Matt; Suozzo, Matthew; Huber, August; and Grooters, Ben, "Peer user approval based binary whitelisting", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 07, 2019)