Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Active Directory

Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks – Active Directory (AD) is a high-value target for attackers, who frequently attempt to compromise it to escalate their privileges and expand their access. Unfortunately, its operational necessity means that AD must be easily accessible to users throughout the enterprise—making it notoriously difficult to secure. Microsoft has stated that more than 95 million AD accounts come under attack every day, underscoring the seriousness of the problem.