The Domain Achilles Heel


How Attackers use Domain Controller Penetration for Large Scale Compromises

One primary focus area for improving your cybersecurity posture should be the domain controller. Domain controller compromises affect governments, organizations, and businesses alike.

At Pondurance, we spend considerable time analyzing common cyberattack patterns to better reduce compromise, shorten dwell time, and prevent damaging data breaches for our clients. In doing so, we identified the compelling common factors associated with most successful large-scale data breaches, and the biggest business impact is the domain controller compromise.

In this whitepaper, we analyze:

  • Domain controller compromises
  • Common techniques for unauthorized access
  • Tips for preventing an attack on your domain controller