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Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Guide: Understanding WMI Attacks

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a subsystem of PowerShell that gives admins access to powerful system monitoring tools. Though this system has been designed to allow for fast, efficient system...

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How to Run an Active Directory Audit Using Varonis

Active Directory (AD) holds the keys to the kingdom, and attackers know all the tricks to take advantage of vulnerabilities in AD to stay hidden and move around the network...

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Active Directory Has a Privacy Problem

Back when I was pen testing with the wonderful PowerView, I was using it to pull user information from Active Directory.  At the time I was more interested in gathering...

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Azure Active Directory: Best Practices and Tutorials

Are you one of the 90% of organizations that Gartner predicts will move to hybrid cloud infrastructure by 2020? Most of that 90% will use Microsoft Azure Active Directory for...

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AWS vs Azure vs Google: Cloud Services Comparison

Doing business in a cloud is more than just a lovely way to pass the time. Cloud computing services make sense from both a strategic and performance angle. However, business...

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Should You Follow Microsoft’s Guidance to Stop Expiring Passwords?

You may have heard that Microsoft changed their guidance on password expiration policies. On May 23, 2019, they released a blog post explaining their decisions. As cybersecurity experts already know,...

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7 Key Risk Indicators in the Varonis Active Directory Dashboard

All an attacker needs is time and motivation to infiltrate your network. It’s your job to make their efforts to break in and remain undetected as difficult as possible. First,...

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Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT): Your Essential Guide

There are days where you need to move objects in a domain or forest to somewhere else, and those days require the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT). Hopefully, any moves...

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Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) Could Not Be Contacted [SOLVED]

When your users report that they see “an active directory domain controller for the domain could not be contacted” there could be a few different causes for this issue. Most...

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Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC): Installation and Uses

Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) is a Microsoft Management Console snap-in that you use to administer Active Directory (AD). You can manage objects (users, computers), Organizational Units (OU), and...

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