We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Active Directory (AD) is a lot more important than you might think. Yes, it’s a convenient utility, but it also serves as the veritable keys to your kingdom. Privileged credentials, certificate validation and rights management? All handled by AD.
After all, 63 percent of confirmed data breaches involved weak, default or stolen passwords. And, since AD is the core identity system for more than 90 percent of organizations, chances are that most of those data breaches also involved compromised AD.
At this point you might be asking, “If AD is so crucial, then why is it so frequently underprotected, and how can I protect mine?”
Well, you’re about to find out.