Press Release: Specops Software shares Active Directory best practice guidance against common attacks

(Last updated on August 2, 2018)

Stockholm, Sweden – September 13, 2017. Specops Software announced today the release of their guidance for Active Directory best practices. The guide, Securing Active Directory Against Common Attacks, arrives as organizations prepare for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Active Directory houses sensitive data for more than 90% of all organizations. It is designed with security in mind, but its possession of the crown jewels makes it an attractive target for hackers. The best practice guidance from Specops Software is designed for addressing the low-hanging security vulnerabilities within an organization. These can be anything from physical security, to access control, and of course, authentication.

On any given workday, users with Active Directory accounts collectively authenticate up to 10 billion times. User authentication is commonly secured through a single factor – the password. But, with 63% of confirmed data breaches involving weak, default, or stolen passwords, the guidance also urges organization to rethink existing password policies.

“For years we’ve heard about the password killer, but in reality, organizations are still dependent on passwords for authentication thanks to a number of factors including the popularity of smart phones,” says Thorbjörn Sjövold, CTO of Specops Software. “Making these passwords more secure and using multi-factor authentication whenever possible, is the best option for securing user authentication.”

Download a complimentary copy of the report, Securing Active Directory Against Common Attacks.

About Specops Software

Specops Software is an award-winning software company that develops solutions for desktop and password management which extend the functionality of Windows infrastructure. With offices in the US, Canada, the UK and headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Specops Software helps companies, organizations and educational institutions in more than 50 countries. Specops Software has grown steadily since it was founded in 2001 and reports strong turnover and solid profit.

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