Would Your Organization Fail the Active Directory Security Assessment?

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Darren Mar-Elia and Ran Harel

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As cyberattacks proliferate, many organizations are investing resources in plugging holes in their security strategy. But one common attack entry point—also used in the SolarWinds breach—is consistently overlooked: Active Directory. According to results from a new security assessment tool that evaluates security weaknesses in Active Directory configurations, even large organizations with extensive resources are seeing average scores of 58%—a failing grade. Where are companies failing in securing Active Directory—and how can you strengthen your AD defenses? Join Microsoft identity experts Darren Mar-Elia and Ran Harel as they walk through the most common weak spots in Active Directory configurations—and how to fix them. You’ll come away from this session with a practical checklist of AD vulnerabilities to watch for in your environment, including: - Password policies that are inadequate for modern account protection - Accounts with elevated privileges in place that haven’t been adequately reviewed - Accounts with delegated permissions over Active Directory that have unwanted consequences on AD security that have proliferated over time - Weaknesses in Kerberos usage that are increasingly being exploited to gain privileged access - Weak Group Policy configuration, which creates a variety of holes that attackers can drive through
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