The Domain Controller...an Achilles Heel

 

How Attackers use Domain Controller Penetration for Large Scale Compromises

Pondurance predicts domain controller (DC) compromises will become a primary focus area for improving security. While it’s not the only way to execute an attack or steal credentials, compromising the domain controller could be detrimental to an organization and it is most commonly overlooked when it should be at the top of the list.

As the trend of this type of attack increases in frequency and evolves, it is critical that your organization is aware of current attack patterns and what you can do to reduce exposure.

This whitepaper details:

  • Common techniques used to gain unauthorized access into domain controllers
  • Exfiltration targets by industry including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, government, and more
  • Foundational hygiene approaches to protect domain controllers

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