Your Active Directory was compromised, is it all lost? – Part 2

Hi, This is part two of a blog that I had written earlier.  The premise of part one was to better understand what are the options that companies face should their Active Directory be compromised. How can they get back up and running as quickly as possible? How can it be done with as many […]

A Valentine’s Day Premonition

This is the story of one of the most successful delivery people in the industry……this story captures one of his greatest accomplishments in recent history The Setting: Inside the Loading Dock, at the back of the building of a Global Fortune 500 company (we’ll call it “Global, Inc”) Loading Dock Security:  Can we help you? […]

We Can’t Do Anything About The Weather, But…

We Can’t Do Anything About The Weather, But…   When bad things happen, we can dramatically speed your time to recovery! This seems to be a common concern, and one that is front and center with Board Members and Senior Management. What do we do if we’ve lost all access to our systems and applications? […]

Active Directory Change Resiliency

Last month, I have had many discussions with many people on Active Directory Backup and Restore. Now, the obvious topics to talk about are disaster recovery and forest recovery. Of course, we talked about these, but in many of the discussions last month, we focused more on what I’d call ‘change resiliency’, the ability to […]

Azure AD Password Protection: The Cloud Security Service your Active Directory Needs Now

Updated: Azure AD Password Protection became generally available April 2nd, 2019. The service is largely the same as I presented in this post, with the following updates: The two proxy limit has been lifted. When registering the proxy and the Active Directory forest, 3 authentication modes are now available. Two of them support MFA so […]

Semperis chosen as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

June 20, 2018, Los Angeles, U.S. – Today Red Herring announced Semperis as a winner of the Top 100 North America 2018 Award for forging a niche in the cutting-edge sector of cybersecurity. The event was held at the Marina Del Rey Hotel in California where the winners celebrated at a special awards ceremony after […]

Security Playbook in Azure Security Center

Keeping your cloud-based IT infrastructure secure is a constant effort. The people who want access to your data are always working on ways they can get in, so both you and Microsoft need to be working on ways to keep them out. Microsoft is aware of this responsibility, and since you are reading this blog […]

Azure Active Directory Administrative Units

Azure Active Directory Administrative Units: Azure AD Delegation of Administrative Permissions The move to the cloud often means that we need to learn new ways to manage access to cloud based resources. The methods of delegating administrative control we are accustomed to on-premises are often no longer applicable to cloud-based resources. Office 365 has long […]

The Cloud Identity Dilemma

I feel the dilemma ‘Between a rock and a hard place’ applies to many medium-sized businesses when it comes to cloud identity in the face of Microsoft retargeting their identity investment towards the cloud. These organizations may be too big to fully benefit from Identity Management-as-a-Service, but too small to really afford the impact an […]

WannaCry, NotPetya, MBR-ONI and Friends: Tales of Wiper Attacks and Active Directory Destruction

Ransomware attacks on enterprises are escalating both in frequency and complexity. Many in the security space believe that WannaCry and NotPetya were only a sample of what’s coming. Increasingly, Active Directory (AD) is at the center of cyberattacks, with wipers like MBR-ONI utilizing AD to maximize the attack reach and, in some cases, wipers like […]