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5 Ways to Protect Active Directory with Varonis

The fastest way to break into someone’s network is through Active Directory (AD) – it’s the key to the entire kingdom. If you need access to any server, you need...

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5 FSMO Roles in Active Directory

Active Directory (AD) has been the de facto standard for enterprise domain authentication services ever since it first appeared in late 1999 (in Windows Server 2000). There have been several...

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Active Directory: Difference Between Windows and Azure AD

Once upon a time, IT pros believed that the risks of a data breach and compromised credentials were high enough to delay putting data on the cloud. After all, no...

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Varonis eBook: Pen Testing Active Directory Environments

You may have been following our series of posts on pen testing Active Directory environments and learned about the awesome powers of PowerView. No doubt you were wowed by our cliffhanger...

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Binge Read Our Pen Testing Active Directory Series

With winter storm Niko now on its extended road trip, it’s not too late, at least here in the East Coast, to make a few snow day plans. Sure you...

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Pen Testing Active Directory Environments, Part VI: The Final Case

If you’ve come this far in the series, I think you’ll agree that security pros have to move beyond checking off lists. The mind of the hacker is all about making...

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Pen Testing Active Directory Environments, Part V: Admins and Graphs

If you’ve survived my last blog post, you know that Active Directory group structures can be used as powerful weapons by hackers. Our job as pen testers is to borrow...

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Pen Testing Active Directory Environments, Part IV: Graph Fun

If we haven’t already learned from playing six degrees of Kevin Bacon, then certainly Facebook and Linkedin have taught us we’re all connected. Many of the same ideas of connectedness...

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Pen Testing Active Directory Environments, Part III:  Chasing Power Users

For those joining late, I’m currently pen testing the mythical Acme company, now made famous by a previous pen testing engagement (and immortalized in this free ebook). This time around...

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Pen Testing Active Directory Environments, Part I: Introduction to crackmapexec (and PowerView)

I was talking to a pen testing company recently at a data security conference to learn more about “day in the life” aspects of their trade. Their president told me...

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