For organizations looking to protect their IT environment, credential theft is still a top concern. Let’s go over some of the trends you need to watch out for this year.
Over the past year, we’ve been conducting extensive Microsoft Active Directory assessments across varying organizations. Our findings revealed the startling fact that nearly 100 percent of IT environments are susceptible to malicious attacks, thanks to just one critical application: Active Directory. Let’s discuss some of the reasons why this is.
Ninety-five percent of Fortune 1000 companies use Microsoft Active Directory for authentication. Because Active Directory (AD) is not on the radar of most organizations as a target for cyber attacks, it’s often overlooked and vulnerable. Check out our infographic for more, and then download our ebook on protecting your Active Directory here.
Even the best security isn’t a failsafe against determined hackers. Let’s take look at the top threats and vulnerabilities you might face in 2017.
When you think about securing your IT environment, what’s top of mind? The answer is usually preventing data breaches and protecting critical data—intellectual property, information on people and so on.
When we look at the systems that need to be secured in order to protect those data sets, many often overlook Microsoft Active Directory.
Used by more than 90 percent of organizations, when Active Directory is compromised, attackers can gain access to the entire IT infrastructure. You may not realize it, but this application is currently under heavy attack because our adversaries know its value.
Let’s take a closer look at the five critical questions to ask about your IT security that you may not have thought of.
(For a deeper dive into this topic, check out a recent webinar on critical security questions CIOs are asking.)
There’s a wonderful video you can watch that’s designed to prove that people have selective attention when they are focused on the task at hand. If you want to see the video before I give a spoiler, check it out below and stop reading this blog until you’ve finished watching it.