Securing Active Directory, Crucial Yet Often Overlooked

Active Directory security breaches have the potential to be behind vast amounts of data loss and to bring states and businesses on their knees after an attacker manages to get admin rights to an organization's Active Directory (AD) installation.

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is a directory service developed by Microsoft for the Windows domain networks and available in Windows Server operating systems as a collection of services designed to control network domains, enterprise-wide security policies, and fine-grained access rights for selective access to users and devices via authentication.

Why is Active Directory such a significant attack vector for threat actors? Mostly because according to multiple estimates more than 85% of all government and enterprise organizations around the globe use Active Directory to manage security policies and network assets around the world.

Potential attackers who target an organization's AD installation can assign and enforce secu... (read more)

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