Active Directory Security on Demand

Comtrade System Integration

Discover hidden vulnerabilities and perform detailed analysis of Active Directory security posture using Comtrade AD Security on demand - ADSOD service.

(ADSOD) service ensures a smooth and secure implementation of hybrid identity. It prepares the on-premises environment, seamlessly extends to Microsoft 365, and accelerates the adoption of cloud services.

Problems (challenges) solved by the service?

• Identify, analyze, and prioritize risks in the AD environment • Misconfigured security policies, improper privilege assignments, and inactive user and computer accounts • Identify weak passwords that make accounts vulnerable to attacks • Identify excessive access rights and “shadow” admins that put AD at risk • Make sure that the AD infrastructure is configured securely • Create security improvement project roadmap with security related technologies.

Extending the use of Microsoft 365 through ADSOD:

The ADSOD service significantly boosts Microsoft 365 utilization by enhancing security and facilitating smoother cloud adoption. By meticulously preparing the on-premises environment and ensuring a secure hybrid identity implementation, ADSOD directly addresses critical security vulnerabilities within the Active Directory (AD), laying a robust foundation for Microsoft 365 integration. This service identifies and rectifies misconfigured policies, improper privilege assignments, and vulnerabilities like weak passwords and excessive access rights, crucially fortifying the AD infrastructure against potential attacks and breaches. Such a fortified base is pivotal for leveraging Microsoft's advanced cloud services securely and efficiently.

Moreover, ADSOD's strategic approach in creating a security improvement project roadmap aligns with deploying Microsoft 365's sophisticated features, ensuring organizations can safely navigate their digital transformation journey. The service's comprehensive assessments and prioritized remediation efforts not only streamline the transition to cloud-based services but also optimize resource allocation, enhancing overall productivity and security posture within Microsoft 365 environments, thus empowering organizations to extend their use of Microsoft 365, maximizing the platform's benefits.

Why choose ADSOD?

Check the state of core Identity service.

Active Directory hosted on Windows servers is crucial for all information systems and services. Therefore, AD should be checked periodically and compared its security posture against current cybersec protocols and vendor best practices. Misconfigurations, residual leftovers from previous IT operations (mergers, corporate rebranding etc.) can leave dangerous attack surfaces and exploits. Often resulting in service downtime or even worse data loss, not to mention reputation loss. Examples are Crypto mining malware and Phobos (crypto locker).

Overbudgeting, underbudgeting or when a client is misdirecting their budget. ADSOD helps in delivering prioritized recommendations for security improvements without initial material costs. It also includes consultancy sessions with security engineers to define a custom roadmap for security services.

DAY 1. Preparation Phase: • Define the scope of the assessment (e.g., specific Active Directory domains, trust relationships, organizational units). • Obtain necessary permissions and access to perform the assessment. DAY 2. Vulnerability Assessment: • Perform a vulnerability scan of Active Directory servers and domain controllers using specialized tools • Identify known vulnerabilities and prioritize remediation efforts based on severity. DAY 3. Configuration Review: • Review the configuration settings of Active Directory objects (e.g., users, groups, group policies) to ensure compliance with security best practices and organizational policies. • Check for common misconfigurations that could expose the environment to security risks. DAY 4. Privileged Account Management: • Review the permissions and roles assigned to privileged accounts (e.g., Domain Admins, Enterprise Admins) to ensure least privilege principles are followed. • Identify inactive or stale privileged accounts that need to be disabled or removed. DAY 5. Audit Log Analysis: • Review audit logs generated by Active Directory for suspicious activities, authentication failures, and unauthorized access attempts. • Look for indicators of compromise (IoCs) and signs of potential security incidents. DAY 6. Group Policy Assessment: • Analyze Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to ensure they are configured securely and do not introduce security vulnerabilities. • Check for GPOs that override default security settings or enforce insecure configurations. DAY 7. Reporting and Remediation: • Compile findings from the assessment into a comprehensive report, including identified vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and recommendations for remediation. • Prioritize remediation activities based on risk severity and potential impact on the organization. • Work with relevant teams to address identified security issues and implement necessary changes to improve Active Directory security posture.

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