Nine Best Practices for Improving Active Directory Security and Cyber Resilience

“You mean this was an inside job?” – It’s a classic moment in the classic crime story: Somebody uncovers evidence that an insider was involved, and the characters exchange shocked, wary glances as one of them says, “You mean this was an inside job?”

Unfortunately, glances and questions like those are becoming all too common in data breach investigations. Upon discovering that someone has illegitimately accessed data on the network, IT managers initially believe (hope, really) that the threat came from outside. But as recent, headline-grabbing data breaches demonstrate, a lapse in internal security — whether accidental or malicious — is often what enabled the attack to succeed, in spite of robust external security. Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is a prime target for attackers because of its importance in authentication and authorization for all users.

This ebook explores how a typical insider threat unfolds and details nine critical security best practices that minimize the risk of the internal threat to the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of AD.

What can you do to defend your organization against the real and growing insider threat? This ebook can help. You’ll learn:

  • Why attackers target AD and how the growing popularity of Office 365 increases the threat;
  • What an AD security breach means to the organization;
  • Why it is difficult to secure Active Directory using native auditing alone;
  • How a typical insider threat unfolds and how to identify common insider threat indicators;
  • How following nine critical security best practices will help you minimize the risk of internal threats to the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of your AD.

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