Active Directory

THE CHALLENGE OF PREVENTING AD ATTACKS

By Jim Cook, ANZ regional director, Attivo Networks Jim Cook from Attivo Networks explains how organisations can mitigate risks associated with an increase in Active Directory attacks.   Of all the targets in the sight of cyber criminals today, they don’t come much bigger than Active Directory (AD). The number of attacks against AD has …

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How to spot an attack against Active Directory

By Jim Cook, ANZ regional director, Attivo Networks GUEST OPINION: When using modern software applications, most users don’t spend time considering all the components that make them work. The networks, servers, operating systems, and client devices that mesh together to allow applications to function go largely unnoticed. End users tend to view information as a …

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Attivo Networks Stops Hackers At All Endpoints With New Active Directory Protection Solution

 Active Directory is a tantalizing target for many hackers, and it can be notoriously difficult to secure. “The compromise of Active Directory has been in all of the major attacks that we‘ve been seeing related to ransomware and some other major attacks. So it’s something you want to look at, you want to reinvest in,” …

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Using a decoy-based approach to manage threats

By Ray Kafity, VP of META, Attivo Networks In the wake of the pandemic, organisations must consider implementing new security strategies to safeguard remote employees, secure their sensitive data, and protect against cyber threats. Attack surfaces have expanded dramatically with the shift toward remote work, putting identity at the forefront of security. Organisations must now …

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Attivo Networks expands its Azure Active Directory

Attivo Networks announced today that it has expanded its identity infrastructure assessment technology for Azure Active Directory (AD). The new capabilities add hybrid environment support for continuous exposure visibility and provide remediation guidance for on-premises, cloud, and managed AD environments. Nearly 80 percent of attacks are caused by threat actors leveraging identity security gaps to …

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Attivo Networks expands its identity infrastructure assessment technology for Azure Active Directory

Attivo Networks announced today that it has expanded its identity infrastructure assessment technology for Azure Active Directory (AD). The new capabilities add hybrid environment support for continuous exposure visibility and provide remediation guidance for on-premises, cloud, and managed AD environments. Nearly 80 percent of attacks are caused by threat actors leveraging identity security gaps to …

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TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE IN ADDRESSING A CYBER ATTACK

Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate at Attivo Networks, explains how organisations can detect, contain and remove threat actors as quickly as possible. The proverb “patience is a virtue” loses some of its meaning in the world of cyber security. Cyber attackers can be patient in no small part due to the asymmetry in their relationship …

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Identity security may never be 100% under control, but with a focus on Active Directory, many risks can be mitigated

By Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks The concept of a security perimeter has, in many cases, disappeared altogether recently. Instead, security teams rely on identity to restrict access and ensure only authorised people can connect with centralised applications and data. Indeed, a little less than a year ago, Gartner trumpeted the arrival of …

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Ransomware groups are driving Active Directory exploitation to unacceptable rates

By Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks GUEST OPINION: Moves to code Active Directory exploitation directly into malware is a growing trend and concern for security professionals. Attackers target Active Directory (AD) because it represents a skeleton key capable of unlocking the rest of a corporate network, with an estimated base of 90% of enterprises worldwide …

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