More than ever, Active Directory is in the attackers’ crosshairs. If Active Directory goes down, your entire business goes down. AD is the primary gateway to your critical information systems—and an easy target for cyber-attackers looking for a way to steal sensitive information, deploy ransomware, or even bring down your business operations completely. Why is AD so easy to exploit? Because of its constant flux, sheer number of settings, and increasingly sophisticated threat landscape.
Even the most rigorous security implementation can degrade over time because of configuration drift—the gradual erosion of security-optimized settings and practices that comes with rapidly evolving businesses.