At the end of March, Practical 365 traveled with the TEC European roadshow, traveling between three cities in Europe over a week, listening to experts talking primarily about security-focused topics aimed at improving your Microsoft 365, Azure AD and Active Directory. Read our whistle-stop tour of the most important points made by expert speakers.
Because of the way the Windows security model works, it’s not currently possible to eliminate the use of passwords for local administrator accounts. Given that fact, the next best solution is to remediate the biggest problems with passwords for these local accounts, including weakness, reuse, and tenure. In this article, we discuss how the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) helps with all of those!
Active Directory has been around for almost 25 years. As such, one might expect that – by now – we would have figured out to keep it safe against attacks. Yet, it remains a weak point in many organizations' cybersecurity defenses. When coupled with the challenges mentioned above, this can be a recipe for disaster. Why is this the case?
As organizations move to the cloud, on-premises environments (and their security) are put in the background as the focus shifts to the cloud. Nevertheless, most organizations I know are in a hybrid scenario where the on-premises environment holds the master data and synchronizes everything into Azure Active Directory. This blog explores how an on-premises environment is connected to the cloud and how an attacker might move from on-premises to the cloud laterally.