XM Cyber Adds New Security Capability for Microsoft Active Directory

HERZLIYA,
Israel,
May
24,
2022
/PRNewswire/

XM
Cyber,
the
multi-award-winning
attack
path
management
company,
announced
today
a
new
security
capability
for
Microsoft’s
Active
Directory

XM Cyber Adds New Security Capability for Microsoft Active Directory

HERZLIYA,
Israel,
May
24,
2022
/PRNewswire/

XM
Cyber,
the
multi-award-winning
attack
path
management
company,
announced
today
a
new
security
capability
for
Microsoft’s
Active
Directory
(AD).
XM
Cyber
is
the
first
in
the
industry
to
link
the
use
of
AD
into
the
entire
attack
path,
bringing
multiple
attack
techniques
together
and
offering
a
complete
and
accurate
view
of
an
organization’s
cybersecurity
risk,
across
on-prem
and
cloud
environments.
With
this
new
capability,
enterprises
gain
end-to-end
attack
path
visualization
for
easy
understanding
and
prioritized
remediation
of
all
weaknesses
before
an
attack
can
take
place.

A
chain
of
attack
vectors
(vulnerabilities,
misconfigurations,
user
privileges,
human
errors,
etc.)
that
enables
lateral
movement
through
an
organization’s
network
is
called
an
attack
path.
Once
an
attacker
is
inside
the
network,
they
can
move
laterally,
escalating
their
privileges
and
targeting
systems
to
gain
access
to
sensitive
data
and
business-critical
resources,
and
even
gain
access
to
the
cloud
environment
by
moving
from
a
compromised
enterprise
AD
user
to
the
associated
Azure
AD
user.

AD
is
widely
used
by
enterprises
around
the
world
(including


approximately
90%

of
Global
Fortune
1000
companies)
to
connect
and
manage
endpoints
inside
corporate
networks.
This
makes
it
an
attractive
target
for
hackers
seeking
to
obtain
domain
admin-level
access.
An
attacker
that
has
compromised
an
AD
user
can
elevate
privileges,
conceal
malicious
activity
in
the
network,
execute
malicious
code,
and
gain
access
to
the
cloud
environment
to
compromise
assets.
The
XM
Cyber
Research
team
recently
reported
that


73%
of
the
top
attack
techniques

used
to
compromise
critical
assets
in
2021
involved
mismanaged
or
stolen
credentials;
and


according
to
EMA
research
,
at
least
50%
of
organizational
attacks
are
due
to
AD
compromise.

“It
is
critical
to
make
concentrated
efforts
to
comprehensively
secure
and
monitor
AD,
proactively
look
for
threats
and
misconfigurations,
and
remediate
to
prevent
dangerous
actions
from
taking
place,”

according
to



Gartner
®
.
[1]

The
XM
Cyber
Attack
Path
Management
platform
demonstrates
how
AD
abuse
comes
into
play
across
the
entire
attack
path,
bringing
together
multiple
attack
techniques
to
pinpoint
the
riskiest
credentials
and
permissions
across
users,
endpoints
and
services
managed
in
AD.
This
enables
organizations
to
direct
resources
to
remediate
the
most
impactful
risks
first
using
step-by-step
guidance.
The
platform’s
comprehensive
security
posture
analysis
surfaces
AD
weaknesses
in
real
time,
correlating
the
likelihood
of
attacks
that
can
compromise
critical
assets.

“Existing
solutions
provide
security
teams
with
limited
visibility
into
which
users
can
expose
critical
assets,”
said
Boaz
Gorodissky,
CTO,
XM
Cyber.
“Our
unique
ability
to
chain
together
AD
attack
techniques
gives
organizations
the
edge
against
attackers,
enabling
them
to
reduce
their
risk
before
the
attack
ever
happens.
We
are
committed
to
providing
proactive
security
so
CISOs
can
focus
on
maximizing
resources
to
protect
their
most
business-critical
applications
and
data.”

XM
Cyber
will
debut
its
AD
capabilities
at
the
2022
RSA
Conference,
taking
place
June
6-9
in
San
Francisco.
Interested
parties
can
book
a
personal
demo


here

or
visit
us
at
booth
#4328
at
the
Moscone
North
Expo.
Learn
more
about
XM
Cyber
Active
Directory
security

here
.

[1]
Gartner,
“Emerging
Technologies
and
Trends
Impact
Radar:
Security”,
Ruggero
Contu,
Mark
Driver,
et
al,
12
October
2021.
GARTNER
is
a
registered
trademark
and
service
mark
of
Gartner,
Inc.
and/or
its
affiliates
in
the
U.S.
and
internationally
and
is
used
herein
with
permission.
All
rights
reserved.


About
XM
Cyber
XM
Cyber
is
a
leading
hybrid
cloud
security
company
that
is
changing
the
way
innovative
organizations
approach
cyber
risk.
Its
attack
path
management
platform
continuously
uncovers
hidden
attack
paths
to
businesses’
critical
assets
across
cloud
and
on-prem
environments,
enabling
security
teams
to
cut
them
off
at
key
junctures
and
eradicate
risk
with
a
fraction
of
the
effort.
Many
of
the
world’s
largest,
most
complex
organizations
choose
XM
Cyber
to
help
eradicate
risk.
Founded
by
top
executives
from
the
Israeli
cyber
intelligence
community,
XM
Cyber
has
offices
in
North
America,
Europe,
and
Israel.

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