Attacks on Active Directory (AD) used to be limited to well-financed and state-backed attackers. With automated attack tools, basic “script kiddies” can now quickly and successfully exploit Active Directory systems.
Attackers perform reconnaissance to identify regular IT activities and security measures once inside the target network and will scan the entire IT environment to gain an accurate picture of resources, privileged accounts, and services. Active Directory, and Domain controllers are prime reconnaissance targets to hunt for additional privileged credentials and privileged access.
Once attackers compromise Active Directory, they gain a digital map of the network and can reuse stolen credentials to move laterally inside. Losing domain administrator control over the Active Directory environment is essentially game over for the defender.
Traditional security tools such as SIEMs attempting to monitor logs have not been efficient in detecting AD attack activity. Maintaining Active Directory privileges and policies doesn’t stop someone from enumerating privileged accounts and critical assets. Overprovisioning can also leave AD data exposed to attack.
Attivo Networks provides several endpoint-based solutions that can work independently or as part of a combined solution to address these concerns.
Active Directory Mismanagement Exposes 90% of Businesses to Breaches
95 million AD accounts are the target of cyberattacks every day
Penetration Testers Breach Active Directory Nearly 100% of the Time Indicating That Attackers Can Do the Same
80% of security breaches involve privileged access abuse
Active Directory assessment for continuous visibility into AD hygiene related to identities and privileged account risk related
Detect privilege escalation and granularly restrict access to AD information without impacting business operations
High-fidelity alerts to key exposures at the Domain, computer, and -user level
Manage Identity entitlements and least privileges across on-premises and multi-cloud environments
Attivo Networks Active Directory protection provides comprehensive security for MITRE ATT&CK Techniques