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"Defending Against Credential-Based and Privilege Escalation Attacks"
Provisioning secure access to a system, resource, application, or network goes beyond confirming the user’s identity based on their authorization and authentication. It must also include accurately making sure that the tools they use are entitled to this access. Without this additional layer of protection, threat actors can masquerade as real users and gain unwarranted access.
Most organizations rely on directory services such as Active Directory to authorize account access verifying a username and password combination. The problem is that attackers can steal and misuse these credentials for malicious purposes without being caught. If attackers steal credentials that have higher privileges to the network’s resources, they can use these to escalate their attack and cause more material damage.
To protect against credential-based attacks, organizations have implemented solutions such as Multifactor Authentication (MFA) or Privileged Access Management (PAM), that seek to curtail unauthorized access. However, attackers are still able to bypass these security methods. Find solutions in this whitepaper.
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