Displaying items by tag: Active Directory

GUEST RESEARCH: Attivo Networks, the experts in preventing identity privilege escalation and detecting lateral movement attacks, today announced the availability of a new research report conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and commissioned in part by Attivo Networks. The report focuses on Active Directory (AD), the directory-based identity services platform used by 90% of enterprises worldwide, exploring the obstacles and threats organisations face when protecting AD and how they adapt to address these growing concerns.

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GUEST RESEARCH: Attivo Networks, the experts in preventing identity privilege escalation and detecting lateral movement attacks, announced today a new white paper from Aite-Novarica Group, a leading advisory firm covering business, technology, and regulatory issues in financial services industry. The report recognises the leadership Attivo Networks demonstrates in Active Directory protection.

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Attackers used a script written in Python during a recent ransomware attack which took just three hours, encrypting all the virtual disks on the target's virtual machine hypervisor.

Published in Security
Friday, 13 August 2021 14:59

Beware of the single vendor security threat

GUEST OPINION: Bitglass founder and CEO Nat Kausik has warned that the SolarWinds attack illustrates how crucial it is to break free from single vendor security infrastructure such as Microsoft, and why it is essential to stack security tech infrastructure to mitigate against attacks.

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Company News: Attivo Networks, the industry experts in lateral movement attack detection and privilege escalation prevention, announced today a new integration for the Attivo EDN Suite with SentinelOne's Singularity XDR platform. With an uptick in the number of human and machine entities to secure, the attack surface is expanding, making it challenging for organisations to protect their networks from credential-based attacks.

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GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks: With cybercriminals always on the hunt for new ways to mount attacks, organisations are paying more attention to the weaknesses that exist within many deployments of Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD).

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Microsoft has released an additional patch to fix the Zerologon vulnerability that surfaced last year, having first issued a patch for the flaw in August 2020 and then updated it the following month.

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GUEST RESEARCH: In December 2020, FireEye uncovered and publicly disclosed a widespread attacker campaign that is being tracked as UNC2452. In some, but not all, of the intrusions associated with this campaign where Mandiant has visibility, the attacker used their access to on-premises networks to gain unauthorized access to the victim’s Microsoft 365 environment.

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Cyber security firm FireEye has released new guidance for those who have been compromised by the SolarWinds attackers to harden their environments and remediate areas where attacks are feared.

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Software giant Microsoft has warned that a flaw known as Zerologon is being actively exploited and urged users to patch their systems.

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US federal agencies were given until midnight on Monday (2pm Tuesday AEDT) to patch a critical hole in Windows that has been called Zerologon and submit a report about it to the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency by midnight on Wednesday.

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GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook Attivo Networks: A long time target for adversaries, Active Directory is getting a long-awaited defensive makeover, writes Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks.

GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook Attivo Networks: A long time target for adversaries, Active Directory is getting a long-awaited defensive makeover, writes Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks.

Published in Security
Thursday, 05 December 2019 11:28

LastPass Identity gains passwordless option

LogMeIn has revealed new features of LastPass Identity allow employees to log in without having to type their passwords.

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The Windows network at the Norwegian aluminium maker Norsk Hydro was probably infiltrated by attackers who planted the LockerGoga ransomware using something like scheduled tasks or services in Microsoft's Active Directory, a British security expert says.

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Microsoft's Azure cloud platform has suffered a massive outage that affected customers in various parts of the world, with cooling problems being identified at about 2.30am Pacific Time on Tuesday (7.30pm AEST Tuesday).

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The tool provides businesses with important insights to help them meet compliance standards and identify security threats, "which is necessary now more than ever in the wake of the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme."

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When is a bug not a bug? When Microsoft decides to make an unannounced, uncontrollable feature which takes away existing functionality, putting another nail in Edge's coffin vs. Chrome and Firefox.

Published in The Wired CIO
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 10:55

New method to attack Active Directory detailed

Australian information security company Threat Intelligence has revealed details of a new attack technique whereby a Microsoft Windows Active Directory domain controller can be transformed into a command-and-control centre for an internal botnet.

Published in Security

Acronis Backup 12.5 is an easy-to-use, yet still powerful multi-platform back-up solution with an all-important active protection against ransomware.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
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