Active Directory and LDAP Security

  • May 05, 2015 05 May'15

    Local Administrator Password Solution aims to stop credential replay

    Microsoft has released its Local Administrator Password Solution for a common admin login account across all domain-joined computers in hopes that it will decrease pass-the-hash attacks.

  • July 15, 2014 15 Jul'14

    Pass the hash? Severity of Active Directory security flaw questioned

    Despite what may be a dangerous new Active Directory "pass the hash" attack variant, Microsoft has downplayed the issue as a technical limitation.

  • October 25, 2013 25 Oct'13

    Survey: Companies struggle with least-privilege principle, user access

    The principle of least privilege is ingrained in IT security culture, but a survey shows many enterprises are not tightly managing user rights.

  • February 08, 2008 08 Feb'08

    Security360: Identity management market

    Analyst Mark Diodati describes the leaders of the identity management market; IBM's Joe Anthony explains Big Blue's strategy and Novell's Dale Olds on user-centric identity.

  • December 12, 2007 12 Dec'07

    IBM releases simplified Tivoli Identity Manager

    Big Blue is melding automated features from its lightweight Express version in what it says should simplify deployments and ease end user pain.

  • November 14, 2007 14 Nov'07

    Companies share identity management struggles

    While most firms are pleased with the results of their identity management implementation, they faced many initial hurdles.

  • November 13, 2007 13 Nov'07

    Sun acquiring Vaau for identity management

    To better serve customers preoccupied with regulatory compliance and identity management, Sun has agreed to acquire enterprise role-management vendor Vaau.

  • September 13, 2007 13 Sep'07

    IBM aims identity suite at compliance, audit pains

    IBM has been on a shopping spree over the last several years to beef up its Tivoli identity and access management suite. Over the summer, Big Blue rolled out the results of its acquisition with Consul Risk Management, launching the Tivoli Compliance...

  • March 09, 2007 09 Mar'07

    Review: Sun Java System Identity Manager 7.0 'impressive'

    Hot Pick: Sun Java System Identity Manager 7.0 excels with agentless connectors, scalability and amazing auditing.

  • September 28, 2006 28 Sep'06

    Fending off an Active Directory attack

    Whether you view the security of Active Directory as a matter of defense or of improving its configuration management, it's a system that must be protected.

  • September 06, 2006 06 Sep'06

    Centrify delivers effective directory integration

    Centrify's DirectControl Suite gives organizations the benefits of SSO and centralized policy management for Windows and *nix platforms with minimal hassle and good results.

  • June 29, 2006 29 Jun'06

    Active directory users finding their way

    Many IT shops use Microsoft Active Directory to manage network access. Some say it's difficult, but others use it to successfully handle directory services, group policy and provisioning.

  • November 02, 2005 02 Nov'05

    Administering computers with registry-based Group Policy

    Registry-based Group Policy settings in Microsoft Windows can serve as a secret weapon for administrators looking to restrict functionality or enforce specific configurations for computer systems on the network. Consultant and author Tony Bradley ...

  • October 10, 2005 10 Oct'05

    HTTP admin interface flaw found in Sun directory server

    Versions of Sun's Java System Directory Server are vulnerable to an unspecified error in the HTTP admin interface that could expose data to unauthorized users.

  • July 11, 2005 11 Jul'05

    Interview: Setting policy the IBM way

    Last week IBM announced its new Data Governance Council, formalizing a group of enterprises and IT organizations that have been meeting quarterly for more than a year to discuss ways of better protecting data against online thieves. Council ...