In a Windows environment, it’s fairly easy for a disgruntled or careless privileged user to wreak havoc because everything relies on Active Directory (AD). If Active Directory is down, your entire network is down — even if there’s nothing wrong with any of your servers and applications.
How easy is it? This e-book shows just three of the many ways a privileged user — or an attacker with stolen privileged credentials — can take down your AD, and with it, the rest of your network, including:
Then we discuss eight critical AD security best practices that can help you reduce this risk and improve your ability to recover if the worst does come to pass.