Good Riddance, Red Forest: Understanding Microsoft’s New Privileged Access Management Strategy

As far back as 2012, Microsoft released the first version of its important “Mitigating Pass-the-Hash and Credential Theft” whitepapers. In this first version, Microsoft defined the problem of lateral movement and privilege escalation within a Windows Active Directory on-premises environment and included best practices for mitigating these kinds of attacks at the time. Two years later, Microsoft released version 2 of that document, which significantly increased the …

Semperis CEO Calls on Security Leaders to Defend Active Directory

It might seem like Active Directory is just another service that needs to be recovered in the wake of a cyberattack. But the reality is, AD is a keystone. If it’s compromised, so is your entire environment. Nearly half (47%) of organizations use Active Directory as their primary identity store. 51% use it to varying degrees of importance …