Authenticating senders with zero trust security for distribution groups

Zero Trust Security in Active Directory and Azure AD Groups

What is Zero Trust Security? Zero Trust is a security model that is built on the hypothesis that threats exist both inside and outside your network, and therefore, aims to eliminate the concept of trust from an organization’s network architecture. Its implementation centers on strict access controls (without trusting anyone by default), which translates into…

Ransomeware and AD

Threat of Ransomware Attacks in Active Directory & Azure AD

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malware that holds network data “hostage.” Ransomware attacks typically target vulnerabilities on endpoints. Ransomware is a growing problem for organizations of every size, with the number of attacks and the money spent to clean up the damage on the rise. Ransomware now regularly steals the headlines because…

Anonymous Hacker

5 Reasons Why Cyberattackers Love AD Groups

Current research regarding cyberattacks shows that hackers target Groups in Active Directory, Azure AD and Office 365. Why are groups so attacker-friendly. The CrowdStrike 2019 Global Threat Report discusses how long it takes for attackers that have compromised a single endpoint to move laterally within your network. The Russians have the best average time at a little…

Active Directory Group Management

Is Just in Time too much time?

There has been a lot of talk over the past few years on Just In Time provisioning. That is, using an SSO (Single Sign On) platform to create nearly real-time accounts in web-based applications the first time they are used. This increases productivity and reduces the amount of work required for IT workers to create…

group access identity

The Role of Roles in Delegating Access

The delegation of directory administration to those outside of IT is a concept whose time has come. But it can’t be done hap-hazardly; IT needs to define what is being delegated and to whom. We’re at a point in the evolution of our industry that two truths have come to fruition: IT no longer has…