Most AD user accounts are far more valuable to adversaries than is generally understood. You may have read that Microsoft reports that 95 million Active Directory user accounts are under attack every day. Why would that be the case? Is an ordinary AD user account really that valuable to an adversary? The answer is a resounding yes. The truth is, an adversary who compromises an AD user account today is likely to be just a handful of steps away from the company’s most valuable IT assets — or even total control of Active Directory itself.
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