Hybrid Identity Protection comes in many shapes; Meet Azure AD Connect Health

Hybrid Identity Protection comes in many shapes; Meet Azure AD Connect Health

Information protection consists of three pillars: confidentiality, integrity and availability. Hybrid Identity is no different; the three pillars still apply. However, availability is hard for Azure AD Connect. As a key link in the Hybrid Identity chain, it should be the focus, but not the only focus. High availability for ... Read More

Active Directory Change Resiliency

Last month, I have had many discussions with many people on Active Directory Backup and Restore. Now, the obvious topics to talk about are disaster recovery and forest recovery. Of course, we talked about these, but in many of the discussions last month, we focused more on what I’d call ... Read More
Figure 1 Microsoft's Active Directory administrative tier model (Picture courtesy of Microsoft)

The Cloud Identity Dilemma

I feel the dilemma ‘Between a rock and a hard place’ applies to many medium-sized businesses when it comes to cloud identity in the face of Microsoft retargeting their identity investment towards the cloud. These organizations may be too big to fully benefit from Identity Management-as-a-Service, but too small to ... Read More
Trees Falling in a Forest: Chronicles of a Data Breach

Trees Falling in a Forest: Chronicles of a Data Breach

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“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Although the sub-title for this article is a philosophical question, asked by George Berkeley in 1710, it proved to be completely relevant over 300 years later, while I was working ... Read More