Companies that have experienced the nightmare of a cyberattack learn quickly that every minute counts when a breach is in progress. And although IT teams and business leaders might be tempted to simply get the business running again as quickly as possible, failure to properly restore Active Directory can lead to a second attack—often employing the same tactics that worked the first time.

The question is not how an organization can afford to invest time and resources in ensuring a quick, cyber-first Active Directory plan. The question is how it can afford not to.