What is Mimikatz? A Security Guide for Organizations

Imagine a cyberattack that doesn’t rely on brute force or zero-day exploits, instead silently slipping past your defenses and targeting the very heart of your network security: user credentials. This is the reality of Mimikatz, a post-exploitation tool that has become a favorite weapon among cybercriminals. What Is Mimikatz? It’s

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NTLM Relay Attack Prevention: A Checklist for Active Directory Security

NT LAN Manager (NTLM) relay attacks represent a persistent threat to organizations that rely on Active Directory (AD) for identity management and access control. These attacks exploit weaknesses in the NTLM authentication protocol, allowing attackers to impersonate legitimate users and gain unauthorized access to sensitive resources within the AD environment.

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Securing Active Directory Against DCSync Attacks

DCSync attacks remain a persistent threat to Active Directory (AD) security. These attacks cleverly exploit normal AD replication processes, allowing hackers to secretly extract sensitive password hashes. This access can pave the way for widespread exploits across your network. Given the prevalence of DCSync attacks, IT professionals must be equipped

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Protecting Active Directory Against Pass-the-Hash Attacks

What if someone could access your company’s most critical systems simply by possessing a piece of coded text? What if they could silently spread through your network, taking on the identities of employees and administrators, all without ever knowing actual passwords? Pass-the-Hash attacks make this nightmare scenario a reality. Hackers

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Cayosoft-Enhanced Defense: Securing Active Directory in 2024

Active Directory (AD) remains a backbone of IT systems for many organizations, managing access and permissions for users and devices. But its frequent use made it a top target for cyberattacks. Attackers are getting smarter, finding ways to misuse AD’s features to gain control, spread through networks, and steal valuable

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Surviving LockBit: How to Protect Your Organization

LockBit ransomware attacks are on the rise and pose a major threat to organizations of all sizes. In 2022 alone, LockBit is estimated to have been responsible for 44% of all known incidents. This ransomware’s primary goal is to quickly gain full control of an environment to demand money from

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Active Directory Best Practices for Management in 2024

In 2024, effective Active Directory (AD) management is more critical than ever. With escalating cyber threats and complex network environments, businesses must prioritize keeping their AD secure and streamlined. The shift towards automation and security-focused strategies aligned with Active Directory best practices is essential. Here’s the alarming fact: 82% of

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Cayosoft Achieves Record Sales, Company Growth as Enterprises Embrace Instant Active Directory Recovery

Hybrid Active Directory management, monitoring, and recovery provider experienced significant growth in 2023, bolstered C-Suite and Board appointments to support 2024 growth trajectory COLUMBUS, OH – April 17, 2024 – Cayosoft Inc., the leader in Microsoft Active Directory management, monitoring, and recovery, today announced it has achieved significant milestones in

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Top 4 Security Measures Against Silver Ticket Attacks

Silver Ticket Attacks | Protecting Your Active Directory From Cyber Threats Silver ticket attacks are a type of cyberattack that exploits weaknesses in the Kerberos authentication protocol, which is used for secure logins within Active Directory (AD). By stealing a service account’s login information, attackers can create fake access passes

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ITDR: The Key to Protecting Your Identity Infrastructure

Understanding Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) Cyberattacks are a constant threat, and the stakes are high. Identity systems, particularly Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Azure AD, are prime targets for attackers seeking to disrupt operations or steal sensitive data. That’s why identity threat detection and response (ITDR) solutions, which

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Securing SYSVOL: Threats, Protection, and Recovery

What is SYSVOL and Why is it Important? For many IT professionals, the system volume (SYSVOL) might seem like just another shared folder. However, if not properly protected, it represents a critical security vulnerability within every Active Directory domain controller. SYSVOL stores the essential files and scripts that govern user

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Active Directory Software: Top 7 Enterprise Requirements

Understanding the Complexities of Enterprise IT Security The Microsoft Digital Defense Report reveals a concerning trend: 93% of Microsoft’s ransomware incident response engagements uncovered insufficient controls on privilege access and lateral movement. This illustrates that companies need to strengthen their user management and security in 2024. The growing trend underlines

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