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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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Active Directory in Plain English

It is tough getting started with Active Directory. There are lots of reasons for this: the years of cruft, the inherent complexity, the intimidating raw power… and the fact that...

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Top 10 Active Directory Tutorials on the Web

We’ve all heard of the many benefits of Active Directory (AD) for IT admins– it makes your job simpler because there’s a central vault of user information, and it’s scalable,...

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The Difference Between Active Directory and LDAP

Any hacker knows the keys to the network are in Active Directory (AD). Once a hacker has access to one of your user accounts, it’s a race against you and...

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