June 14, 2021 | 2:00 PM BST
For more than two decades, Microsoft Active Directory (AD) has been the de facto method organizations use to authenticate and authorize users so they can access computers, devices, and applications within a network. AD is celebrated for its extensive compatibility with various applications and Windows editions. But that compatibility comes with security downsides. Integrating business apps with AD, for example, centralizes access to a company's information stores, so once an attacker gains entry, the threat actor can wreak havoc.
And for those shifting to a hybrid environment, ensuring security can be even more complicated: Shifting from using only on-premises AD to extending to cloud authentication requires a different mindset and approach.
In this digital boardroom, Semperis Chief Technologist Guido Grillenmeier will discuss AD access points used in recent cyberattacks, security risks to watch for in managing AD with Azure AD, how to look for warning signs that AD has been compromised, and steps to take in the event of an attack. You'll come away from this digital boardroom with guidelines for securing AD from cyberattacks, including: