Ignite 2018 highlights: password-less sign-in, confidential computing, new threat protection, and more
Author: Matt Thomlinson, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing
Targeted attacks by determined adversaries (also known as Advanced Persistent Threats or APTs) have been a hot topic recently. Although targeted attacks continue to make up a small fraction of the attacks we see today, reports of attacks targeting organizations and governments have attracted a lot of attention. We know that one of the first things determined adversaries do if they are able to successfully compromise their target organization’s network is to try to compromise the organization’s directory services. The reason is clear: a directory service contains the credentials that users, administrators and systems use to authenticate to the network and get access to the organization’s resources. If the attackers can get access to all these credentials, they can get access to more resources on the network.