The Importance of Auditing your Active Directory Services: Part 1

This blog series addresses why Active Directory auditing is necessary, deep dives into auditing methodology and suggests best practices for comprehensive AD auditing. Who Moved My Object and Other AD Mysteries Active Directory was created to simplify identity services in the enterprise, and ease the lives of sys admins everywhere, but lack of visibility into … Continue reading The Importance of Auditing your Active Directory Services: Part 1 → The post The Importance of Auditing your Active Directory Services: Part 1 appeared first on Semperis.
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Top 6 Considerations for Choosing an Active Directory Disaster Recovery Solution

Most IT departments have no issue admitting the high importance of a highly available Active Directory. It’s become clear that while Active Directory downtime is rare, when it does happen, it’s devastatingly costly. Most modern enterprises live and die by their identity infrastructure, and Active Directory is primarily at the core of that infrastructure. And … Continue reading Top 6 Considerations for Choosing an Active Directory Disaster Recovery Solution → The post Top 6 Considerations for Choosing an Active Directory Disaster Recovery Solution appeared first on Semperis.
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The Top 5 Things to Know About the Latest Cyber Attacks

The latest rash of cyber attacks has both IT experts and C-level executives wanting to, well, cry. Malware, such as WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya, has been taking enterprises hostage across the globe, encrypting files and holding them ransom in exchange for money. The result? Network outages, debilitated health care institutions, delayed invoicing and shipments, and millions … Continue reading The Top 5 Things to Know About the Latest Cyber Attacks → The post The Top 5 Things to Know About the Latest Cyber Attacks appeared first on Semperis.
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Active Directory as A Target: Why AD Defense Is More Critical Than Ever

We can start with the obvious. Active Directory is the cornerstone of an increasing number of business functionalities, and every year more work hinges on stable AD operability. AD access is also a gateway to a lot of your organization’s information. It’s known that there is no such thing as an attack-proof organization, and according … Continue reading Active Directory as A Target: Why AD Defense Is More Critical Than Ever → The post Active Directory as A Target: Why AD Defense Is More Critical Than Ever appeared first on Semperis.
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Two New Microsoft Hybrid Services Dramatically Simplify Connecting your Active Directory to Azure

Microsoft recently announced the public preview of two major new capabilities that will make integrating your on-premises Active Directory to Azure AD much, much easier. Passthrough authentication (PTA) and Seamless Single Sign-On (I’m choosing to call it 3SO) will allow your users to easily access Azure AD applications such as Office 365 without installing a … Continue reading Two New Microsoft Hybrid Services Dramatically Simplify Connecting your Active Directory to Azure → The post Two New Microsoft Hybrid Services Dramatically Simplify Connecting your Active Directory to Azure appeared first on Semperis.
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Using AD FS To Change Your AD Password Anywhere, Anytime

One of the really annoying things about passwords is that you have to remember them. If you can’t remember your password at a SaaS provider, it’s pretty straightforward: you click on the “forgot password” link and go through the password recovery process. As is often the case, however, the corporate world is more complicated.  If … Continue reading Using AD FS To Change Your AD Password Anywhere, Anytime → The post Using AD FS To Change Your AD Password Anywhere, Anytime appeared first on Semperis.
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