Securing Active Directory, Microsoft IT Style
Microsoft IT release a couple of documents that highlight some of the best practices to secure Active Directory.
- Securing Active Directory: An Overview of Best Practices - The threat of compromise to IT infrastructures from external attack is rapidly growing and evolving. The Active Directory environment is often the target for these attacks. This article details steps that your organization can take to protect its Active Directory environment
- Best Practices for Securing Active Directory - This document contains recommendations to assist organizations in enhancing the security of their Active Directory installations. By implementing these recommendations, organizations will be able to identify and prioritize security activities, protect key segments of their organization’s computing infrastructure, and create controls that significantly decrease the likelihood of successful attacks against critical components of the IT environment. This document discusses the most common attacks against Active Directory and countermeasures to reduce the attack surface, and recommendations for recovery in the event of complete compromise.