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What Texas Power Outages Can Teach Us About Securing the Electric Grid

By Tony Cole, CTO, Attivo Networks Uncharacteristic winter weather recently sent the Texas power grid into overdrive, resulting in mass outages. Unfortunately, inclement weather isn’t the only threat facing utility companies: Cyber threats have the potential to impact the power grid in a similarly serious manner. The pandemic has compounded existing risks, driving utilities’ digital transformation …

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Attivo Networks’ EDN Solution integrates with SentinelOne Singularity XDR – Intelligent CISO

Integration couples unparalleled endpoint security with Active Directory protection, credential theft detection and credential exposure prevention. Attivo Networks, the industry experts in lateral movement attack detection and privilege escalation prevention, has announced a new integration for the Attivo EDN Suite with SentinelOne’s Singularity XDR platform. With an uptick in the number of human and machine …

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A Guide to Combating Active Directory Misconfigurations

Microsoft’s recent post-mortem guidance to customers following the Solorigate/SolarWinds compromise was telling: protect your identities, especially privileged user accounts. Unfortunately, active directory (AD) abuse, and the information it provides continues to feature in many such post-incident reports.  Modern ransomware gangs like Ryuk and Maze, for example, query AD to understand what to encrypt and how to access …

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Attivo Networks’® EDN Solution Integrates with SentinelOne Singularity XDR to Deliver Protection Against Credential-Based Attacks

Integration couples unparalleled endpoint security with Active Directory protection, credential theft detection and credential exposure prevention FREMONT, Calif. – April 27, 2021 – Attivo Networks®, the industry experts in lateral movement attack detection and privilege escalation prevention, announced today a new integration for the Attivo EDN Suite with SentinelOne’s Singularity XDR platform. With an uptick …

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3 Keys to Defending Active Directory

While perimeter defenses like firewalls and antivirus software remain essential elements of comprehensive network defense, stopping 100% of attacks at the perimeter is an impossibility with today’s ever-evolving attack surface. Eventually, an attacker will successfully breach those defenses, establishing a beachhead within the network from which they can move laterally to escalate their privileges, identify …

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Amid Today’s Threat Landscape, Protecting Active Directory is a CISO-Level Concern

Despite Active Directory’s critical role in today’s IT infrastructure, CISOs rarely list protecting it as a top priority. They assume that policy management and periodic audits are sufficient to cover it, and too often, it fades into the background as part of the plumbing — something they just expect to function as it should. Active …

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What is Identity Management Protection? And Steps to Take

Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks

Identity-related breaches are making headlines almost every day, leading to expensive costs and reputational damage. In recognition of the growing importance of secure and effective identity management solutions, Attivo Networks will join organizations worldwide to celebrate Identity Management Day on April 13. Identity Management Day is a reminder to make identity management and digital identity security a priority and share best practices that organizations and consumers can use to reduce the risk of a data breach and potentially damaging data loss. This blog is about helping everyone understand identities better, as well as some tips for getting started on improving your network’s identity management and security capabilities.

Attivo Networks expands Active Directory suite for greater protection

Attivo Networks has announced the expansion of its Active Directory protection suite of products. The new ADAssessor is designed to provide a new and innovative way to discover and remediate exposures in AD, the company states. The new ADAssessor Active Directory protection benefits include: Visibility to AD security hygiene issues and actionable alerting for key …

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Hafnium Microsoft Hack– Active Exploitation of Microsoft Exchange and Lateral Movement

Written by the Attivo Research Team – Contributing members: Gorang Joshi, Anil Gupta, Saravanan Mohan – Microsoft and Volexity have confirmed the active exploitation of vulnerabilities published by Microsoft in Exchange Server. Security research has attributed the exploitation to the Advanced Persistent Threat group known as Hafnium operating out of China. After the initial compromise, Hafnium operators accessed email accounts and deployed web shells on the compromised servers, which they then used to steal data and expand the attack. Since enterprises deploy Outlook Web Access (OWA) on public networks, it enabled the group to compromise many organizations across a large set of industries, according to ThreatPost’s blog.

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