We joined Crowell & Moring on a webinar to discuss recent high-profile cyberattacks and how organizations can navigate evolving threats. One of the key topics we covered was the importance of not skipping the basics when working to prevent a cyberattack. Many think covering the basics only helps protect against the most basic cyberattacks, but in actuality, covering the basics can also help with the detection of advanced adversaries. Examples include protecting your domain controller and focusing efforts on security hygiene issues. As domain controllers provide authentication for workstations, servers, and applications, improper access can have devastating consequences. 

Pondurance has seen a troubling trend as attackers focus on the domain controller as a source of compromise related to large-scale breaches and sophisticated cyberattacks. One of the most common ways a domain controller is initially compromised is through security hygiene issues such as an unpatched system or open port. 

As the trend of this type of attack increases in frequency and evolves, it is critical that your organization stay aware of current attack patterns and steps you can take to reduce your exposure. Download our latest whitepaper detailing best practices for reducing exposure to your domain controller including basic hygiene recommendations: The Domain Controller…An Achilles Heel.

You don’t want to forget the basics!