The ability to recover your Active Directory (AD) environment entirely from backup is no longer a nice-to-have response to a highly unlikely event. Given the onslaught of cyberattacks that target AD, the ability to recover AD to a known-secure state following a cyber disaster is a requirement.

In this whitepaper, Gil Kirkpatrick (Semperis Chief Architect) and Guido Grillenmeier (Semperis Chief Technologist) show how the threat landscape has changed dramatically since Microsoft first introduced Active Directory in 2000, and how you can build a cyber-resilient AD DR plan. Microsoft has improved Windows security substantially, added features and capabilities to simplify AD object recovery, and improved the behavior of AD when running in a virtualized environment. But the fundamental problems of recovering an entire AD forest from backup haven‘t changed. It‘s still an error-prone, complex process that requires planning and practice for all but the most trivial AD deployments.

Learn from two pre-eminent Active Directory experts how to protect your AD from a business-crippling cyberattack, including:

  • Why protecting AD is so important
  • Why AD is vulnerable
  • How to recover AD in the event of a cyberattack

AD disaster recovery is not a simple undertaking. But this guide from Active Directory experts Kilpatrick and Grillenmeier provides the foundation for developing a solid, tested plan for a cyber-resilient AD backup and recovery plan.

Want to learn more? Catch the HIP Podcast episode with Sean Deuby, Gil Kirkpatrick, and Guido Grillenmeier as they discuss changes in the AD DR landscape and how the cyber incidents they’ve witnessed led to the guidance in this whitepaper.