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Active Directory security News
January 20, 2021
The new tool, dubbed Azure AD Investigator, will help audit Microsoft 365 environments for techniques used by the nation-state actors behind the SolarWinds supply chain attack.
April 24, 2020
In the first quarter of 2020, the number of successful ransomware attacks on government and healthcare organizations in the U.S. decreased to a level unseen in years, Emsisoft said.
July 19, 2019
Updates to Enzoic for Active Directory include NIST-compliant Continuous Password Protection, checking passwords against a live database of common or vulnerable passwords.
September 27, 2018
At its Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft declared an end to the password era and extended support for its Microsoft Authenticator app to Azure AD-connected apps.
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