Why prioritize an AD modernization project? In a word, cyberattacks. When organizations look at the cybersecurity risk matrix, AD is right up there in red. The rise of AD-based attacks has changed business priorities. Projects that decrease AD’s risk profile and complexity, once rarely approved, are now recognized as necessary security projects. Security is the single most compelling reason to migrate to a pristine AD forest or perform an AD forest or domain consolidation.
- AD-based attacks: AD is exploited in 9 out of 10 attacks, so modernization is urgently needed.
- Technical debt: Attackers bank on AD vulnerabilities caused by years of configuration drift.
- Unmanageable risk: Multi-forest environments multiply risk, as one breached forest can lead to a complete compromise through trust abuse.
- Expanding attack surface: As misconfigurations proliferate, the attack surface grows. AD modernization is the surest way to dramatically reduce your attack surface.