Defending Against Active Directory Attacks for Dummies

Active Directory (AD) is used by millions of organizations around the world to authenticate and authorize users within their network. You can think of it as a database that holds all user and computer information, including their different attributes and their passwords. It is, then, no surprise that cyber attackers target AD to get a foothold into a network and ultimately exfiltrate data.

This book explains five popular attacks that plague Active Directory. You’ll see how these attacks are done, where the gaps lie, and what you can do as an effective defender of your fort. At the end of the day, to be an effective defender, you also need to know what motivates attackers. In a way, you have to think like an attacker so that you can pre-empt their moves.

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