Why Active Directory Is A Big Deal?


In a cutting-edge study by XM Cyber and the Cyentia Institute, a comprehensive analysis has unveiled a startling reality: a staggering 80% of cybersecurity vulnerabilities within organisations stem from issues related to Active Directory. This might sound like tech jargon, but basically, it’s a crucial part of how computers in a company talk to each other.

Active Directory functions as the central nervous system of an organisation’s digital environment. Its vulnerabilities, often stemming from misconfigurations and attempts to compromise user credentials, pose significant risks. Tools like Mimikatz further exacerbate these vulnerabilities, enabling malicious actors to exploit weaknesses and gain unauthorised access.

Cloud Computing: New Risks, Same Problems

Even though we talk a lot about keeping things safe in the cloud, it turns out that’s not always the case. More than half of the problems affecting important assets in companies come from cloud services. This means attackers can jump between regular computer networks and the cloud, making it harder to keep things safe.

Different Industries, Different Worries

When it comes to who’s facing the most trouble, it depends on the industry. Some, like energy and manufacturing, have more issues with things being exposed on the internet. Others, like healthcare, deal with way more problems overall, which makes sense since they have a lot of sensitive data. Tailored strategies are essential, emphasising the importance of proactive measures to mitigate risks effectively.

What We Need to Do

Zur Ulianitzky, Vice Pr

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