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Asset Panda Review – Forbes Advisor – Forbes Advisor

Asset Panda offers a configurable system that allows you to track assets and critical information about them, such as maintenance dates, physical location, when assets were purchased or leased, and associates authorized to access assets . The company has expertise in a variety of industries, including construction, healthcare, education, government, first responders, non-profit organizations and […]

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Our XDR platform “connects all the dots”

Providing multi-layered security can be expensive unless solution providers use a platform that offers a wide range of advanced features. That’s the message from Royi Barnea, head of North American channel sales at Boston-based Cynet, which is developing an extended detection and response (XDR) platform. Barnea Sunday told a group of solution providers at CRN’s […]

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Microsoft fixes Windows Active Directory bug caused by January updates

Microsoft says it has fixed a known issue triggered by last month’s Windows Updates that caused applications using Microsoft .NET. This issue affects Windows Server platforms, including Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012. “After installing updates released on January 11, 2022 or later, applications […]

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1Password’s CFO says it won’t compete with Okta

Digital password management company 1Password this week announced plans to expand the sign-in features of its services – starting with something the company calls Universal Sign On which it says can make signing in to different websites or services even easier. 1Password already sells subscription services to businesses large and small looking to control and […]

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Tenable Research Reveals Over 40 Billion Records Were Exposed Worldwide in 2021

According to research from Tenable, the cyber exposure company, at least 40,417,167,937 records were exposed globally in 2021, as calculated by Tenable’s Security Response Team analysis of 1 825 publicly disclosed data breach incidents between November 2020 and October 2021. This is a huge increase from the same period in 2020, which saw 730 publicly […]

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Unconstrained delegation in Active Directory leaves security holes

As is often the case with Active Directory, some of the worst security breaches are caused by misconfigurations that leave doors open for attackers. One common setting that cybercriminals like to exploit is unconstrained delegation. What is unconstrained delegation and why is unconstrained delegation a security risk? Delegation is the action that allows a computer […]

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Many WVU Services To Be Off For A Few Hours Sunday For Quarterly Security Update | E-News

Faculty, staff and students on all campuses will not be able to log into many important services requiring WVU login credentials from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, January 9, during the Quarterly System Security Update. single sign-on. Relevant services will include, without limitation, the portal; STAR and STAR related systems; eCampus; CARD; Applaud; selling […]

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Beyond Identity joins MISA, integrates with Azure Active Directory SSO

by Dan Kobialka • 22 Dec. 2021 the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of MSSPs and independent software vendors (ISVs) that integrate their solutions with Microsoft’s security products, continues to grow. Indeed, the last member of MISA is an authentication company without password. Beyond identity. The company was nominated for MISA membership based […]

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Evolving Insider Threats and Why Security Culture Needs to Change

Written by Deborah Watson Dec 17 2021 | FEDSCOOP Deborah Watson is the Resident CISO at Proofpoint with over 20 years of security experience. Federal agencies continue to evolve their IT infrastructure to include more cloud capacity, mobile devices and remote connections. But in the push to improve the hybrid IT environment, organizations may fall […]

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How Scalefusion enables secure access to Microsoft Active Directory on an organization’s premises – IT News Africa

We are well aware that today’s business world relies heavily on remote working. Whether one considers dispersed teams working from home or field teams working from various remote locations, technology plays a critical role in streamline remote operations. Flexibility in the workplace has become mainstream and cloud-based deployments are the new normal. Considering the wide […]

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Scalefusion now offers an on-premises connector for Microsoft Active Directory

PUNE, India, Dec 3 2021 / PRNewswire / – ProMobi Technologies today announced that Scalefusion, its leading mobile device management solution, now offers the “On-Premises Connector” to enable access to an organization’s on-premises resources such as Microsoft Active Directory . With Scalefusion On-premise Connector (OPC), IT administrators can create secure, encrypted connections between the Scalefusion […]

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Windows Server IoT 2022 is for much more than IoT

The latest version of Microsoft’s IoT server is for appliances. Here’s what you need to know about Windows Server IoT 2022. Image: Getty Images / iStockphoto The Industrial Internet of Things is no longer a box stuck at the end of a piece of Ethernet, obtaining data from certain sensors; it is now a complete […]

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Microsoft extends “failure mode” for Azure Active Directory • The Register

Microsoft hopes to improve the resiliency of its cloud services by extending a “failure mode” for Azure Active Directory to cover the web as well as desktop applications. Azure Active Directory (AAD) is Microsoft’s cloud directory that manages authentication for Office 365 and can be linked to on-premises Active Directory. Additionally, developers can write applications […]

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Key Lesson from the SolarWinds Attack: Rethinking Identity Security

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other senior executives and leaders on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit on January 12, 2022. Learn more Among the many lessons from SolarWinds’ unprecedented cyberattack, there’s one that most businesses haven’t quite grasped yet: Identity infrastructure itself is a prime target for hackers. That’s according […]

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Main threats and how to overcome them

In recent times, hackers have developed ingenious methods using unique and complex sets of cyber attacks to outsmart security systems. They can be seen obtaining sensitive financial information about individuals from an individual’s bank servers or personal devices. Here are some common types of cyber threats that take place these days: Phishing In this case, […]

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Okta Identity Management – 2021 Review

Okta is the big kid on the playing field in the Identity Management (IDM) space, and for good reason. Functionally, the market leader is competitive with all of the other vendors we surveyed, and a head above most. When most of your competitor’s products include an easy path for their customers to integrate with yours, […]

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JumpCloud Raises $ 225 Million For F Series Funding Round • The Register

JumpCloud, a cloud directory service provider, sucked $ 66 million from investors, including developer Jira Atlassian. The US-based software company sees itself as an alternative to Microsoft’s Active Directory, giving administrators a single pane from which to manage identities and resources on various environments including Mac and Linux devices as well as Windows kits. The […]

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Why bottleneck analysis is essential in Active Directory security

Attackers who wish to steal data, deploy ransomware, or conduct espionage activities must go through a series of stages, from initial access to establishing persistence and lateral movement to exfiltration of data. Abuse of identity attack paths in Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is a popular method for attackers to accomplish many of these steps, including […]

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PoC exploit released for Azure AD brute force bug: here’s what to do

A public proof of concept (PoC) exploit has been released for the brute force Microsoft Azure Active Directory credentials vulnerability discovered by Secureworks and first reported by Ars. The exploit allows anyone to perform both username enumeration and password brute force on vulnerable Azure servers. Although Microsoft initially called the automatic logon mechanism a “design” […]

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APT29 targets Active Directory Federation Services with stealth backdoor

Security researchers recently saw a notorious cyber espionage group linked to the Russian government deploy a new backdoor designed to connect to Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and steal configuration databases and security token certificates . In a new report, Microsoft attributes the malware called FoggyWeb to a group that the company tracks as […]

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New Azure Active Directory brute force password flaw has no solution

Imagine having unlimited attempts to guess someone’s username and password without getting caught. This would be an ideal scenario for a stealthy threat actor, leaving server admins with little or no visibility into the attacker’s actions, let alone the ability to block them. A recently discovered bug in Microsoft Azure’s Active Directory (AD) implementation allows […]

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Microsoft warns of FoggyWeb Active Directory malware • The Register

Microsoft has warned of a new tool designed to exfiltrate credentials and introduce a backdoor into Active Directory servers that is actively used by the Nobelium threat actor group. The FoggyWeb malware, Microsoft said, is designed to target Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) servers, exfiltrate credentials, configuration databases, decrypted token signing and decryption […]

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Nobelium uses custom malware to backdoor Windows domains

Microsoft has discovered new malware used by the Nobelium hacking group to deploy additional payloads and steal sensitive information from Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) servers. Nobelium, the threat actor behind last year’s SolarWinds supply chain attack that led to the compromise of several US federal agencies, is the hacking division of the Russian […]

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Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop now works without Active Directory – but there are caveats • The Register

Microsoft has declared general availability of Azure Virtual Desktop with VMs joined to Azure AD rather than Active Directory, but the initial release has many limitations. Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), formerly known as Windows Virtual Desktop, is Microsoft’s proprietary Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution. Although hosted in the cloud, Azure Virtual Desktop is (or was) […]

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NTLM relay attacks explained, and why PetitPotam is the most dangerous

Microsoft Active Directory (AD), which handles identity management, is said to have a 90-95% market share among Fortune 500 companies. Given its adoption so broad, it’s no surprise that it is so heavily targeted by malicious actors and researchers. From most cited types of attacks against AD are legacy protocols. One such protocol that receives […]