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Attivo Networks Extends Microsoft Active Directory Protection

Attivo Networks today announced it has extended Active Directory protection by adding an ability to more efficiently detect identity-based attacks at the domain controller level from all endpoints. Carolyn Crandall, chief security advocate at Attivo Networks, said cybercriminals routinely target Active Directory domain controllers to gain the privileges needed to install backdoors, change security policies and distribute malware. Attivo …

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Why Ransomware Groups Such as BlackCat Are Turning to Rust

The BlackCat ransomware group, also known as Alphv, has garnered attention from security researchers the world over following a chain of successful exploits in the U.S., France, Spain and the Philippines over a two-month timespan. Its most recent victims were oil terminals in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. There are indicators to show that BlackCat is a successor to the BlackMatter …

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How to Recognize and Prevent Active Directory Attacks

By Carolyn Crandall, the Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks Active Directory (AD) is under attack. That isn’t an exaggeration, an intentionally provocative statement, or a clickbait headline, but a fact. Five years ago, Microsoft stated that more than 95 million AD accounts come under attack daily. That number has exploded, with Microsoft sharing that in 2021, Azure Active Directory alone saw …

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Channel pros can help customers better protect Active Directory, a treasure trove of user identity information.

MICROSOFT ACTIVE DIRECTORY (AD) is a mission-critical tool for managing systems and identities, yet it also presents enormous security risks. Since AD is the foundation of a vast majority of networks, it “isn’t going away soon,” says Andy Robbins, technical architect at security consulting firm Specter Ops. Therefore, there’s an opportunity for channel pros to help …

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UK organisations urged to bolster cybersecurity resilience in response to Ukraine situation

UK organisations are being urged to bolster their cybersecurity resilience in response to the malicious cyber incidents in and around Ukraine.   It comes after the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ, recently updated its guidance to UK companies and organisations. The NCSC is investigating the recent reports of malicious cyber incidents in Ukraine. Incidents …

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Invest in Advanced Identity Detection and Response Solutions

By Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks The perimeter disappeared when remote working came along, and all the security mechanisms for protecting information assets behind a firewall, were no longer adequate. The attack surface has broadened to include home networks, and the attack vectors are directed towards home users. There are also devices and …

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Mitigating the rise of Credential Theft attacks

By Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks. Credentials allow attackers to get an initial beachhead in the network. What happens next will decide whether a small incursion turns into a crisis. Even with password policies and phishing education, stolen credentials are abundant, cheap, and easy to buy on the dark web. If an attacker …

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Go Phish: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Marketing Officer, Attivo Networks

We ‘go phishing’ with Carolyn Crandall, Chief Marketing Officer at Attivo, who tells us about her career journey and life inside and outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the cybersecurity industry? My most memorable achievement in cybersecurity was being ranked as one of the top 10 women in …

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How to Generate CISO Buy-In For Active Directory Protection

By Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks. Generating CISO buy-in for Active Directory Protection ranks high in a company’s success against ransomware attacks. Active Directory (AD) sits at the heart of almost every enterprise network, with more than 90% of businesses using it as their identity management system. It serves as the central repository for identity …

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