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This Halloween, the Monsters Are Coming from Inside the Network!

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Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks – Since A Nightmare on Elm Street premiered in 1984, there have been eight more Freddy Krueger movies. Jason Vorhees has starred in 11 Friday the 13th movies. Michael Myers has slashed his way through 12 Halloween movies—including the recent reboot. And ...
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Detection of gMSA Password Exposures

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Authored by: Vikram Navali, Senior Technical Product Manager - Adversaries use various techniques to dump the credentials and obtain account information, normally as a hash or clear-text password. After obtaining a domain user/service account credentials, the adversary goes after Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSAs). The gMSAs provide enhanced security ...
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Close Out Cybersecurity Awareness Month by Focusing on the Basics

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Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks - Earlier this month, I wrote about the rise in credential-based cyberattacks and the importance of strong identity security. For Attivo Networks, Cybersecurity Awareness Month has been an opportunity to drive home the danger posed by today’s ...
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Yanluowang Ransomware– Protecting Against Active Directory

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Authored by: Venu Vissamsetty, VP of Security Research - Yanluowang is the latest targeted ransomware attack that enumerates Active Directory.  It uses tools like ADFind to perform domain reconnaissance, escalate domain privileges, and deploy ransomware across the organization. Active Directory provides managed domain services such ...
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New EMA Research Confirms Active Directory Is Under Attack

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Watch our recent webinar, “Visibility and Invisibility of Credential Protection” Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks - Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has now released a new research report commissioned in part by Attivo Networks. This report focused on Active Directory (AD), the ...
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This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Let’s Talk About Identity Security

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Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks - Cybersecurity Awareness Month is the perfect time to reflect on recent developments in the cybersecurity world. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, attackers have done an excellent job identifying common vulnerabilities and exploiting them. Ransomware has skyrocketed, ...
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NOBELIUM: FoggyWeb backdoor targets Active Directory Federation Services

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Authored by: Vikram Navali, Senior Technical Product Manager - Microsoft has published an in-depth analysis of a newly detected malware referred to as FoggyWeb. This post-exploitation backdoor can remotely exfiltrate sensitive information from a compromised Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) server. The research team at ...
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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Honeypots

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Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks - The word “honeypot” has a specific connotation. Within the world of cybersecurity, it generally refers to a trap set for an attacker, designed to lure them into revealing their intent to attack the network. Unfortunately, ...
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Cyber Attackers Are About to Develop Trust Issues

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Authored by: Kevin Hiltpold, CISSP, Federal Sr. Solutions Engineer - Trust is an integral component of expected outcomes. Employers trust employees to be productive when working from home, countries trust other countries to honor treaties and people in a relationship regaining trust after a betrayal.  ...
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Active Directory, The Oft-Overlooked Attackers’ Crown Jewel

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Register for Nov. 3 webinar, “Chris Krebs: What’s Buried in Every Breach Report that No One is Talking About” Written by: Tony Cole - CTO, Attivo Networks - When you built your security strategy was Active Directory a critical component of it? If not, you’re ...
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The Rise of Active Directory Exploits: Is it Time to Sound the Alarm?

Report by Enterprise Management Associates

This report offers a wealth of information, including additional insight into why organizations continue to use AD and how they are currently working to reduce the AD attack surface.

Zero Trust Starts With Identity: PROTECTING ACTIVE DIRECTORY

REPORT BY AITE NOVARICA RESEARCH

This research from Aite-Novarica provides recommendations for global business and technology professionals interested in Zero Trust solutions and mitigating pressing challenges related to identity and privilege management.

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