The health crisis of 2020 reshaped our view of how people work and how businesses run. As technology teams and processes have shifted to support remote workers and enable seamless supply-chain interactions, cybercriminals have seized opportunities to exploit the resulting gaps in security.

As PWC recently reported, the number and impact of cyber-attacks have exploded in the past year. The common factor in most of these attacks is Active Directory, which is the primary identity store for 90% of businesses worldwide. As a 20-plus-year-old technology, AD has inherent security weaknesses that cybercriminals frequently exploit—as in the Maersk, Coop and City of Stockholm attacks.