Paramount Defenses Launches an Active Directory Security Resource Center to Help Organizations Mitigate Top Cyber Security Risks

The Active Directory Security Resource Center provides valuable information and guidance on how to protect Active Directory deployments from critical cyber security risks.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Paramount Defenses Inc, an innovative, U.S. Cyber Security Software Company today announced that it has launched an Active Directory Security Resource Center to help organizations worldwide enhance the security of their foundational Active Directory deployments.

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Active Directory deployments are critical targets and are increasingly being targeted in cyber security attacks, thus the need to swiftly and adequately secure and defend them against cyber attacks is paramount.

Active Directory Security Plays a Mission-Critical Role in Cyber Security

From the United States Government to the Fortune 1000, Microsoft Active Directory is the foundation of cyber security at over 85% of all business and government organizations worldwide. It thus makes for a highly lucrative attack target for hackers and other malicious entities, such as an advanced persistent threat.

Specifically, in IT infrastructures powered by Microsoft's Windows Server operating system, Active Directory plays a foundational role in cyber security because it stores and protects all the building blocks of cyber security; all the accounts and passwords that users logon with, all the security groups that together protect all organizational IT resources and all the security policies that protect all organizational computers, and by extension all the data stored on all organizational computers.

A successful cyber security attack targeted at an organization's Active Directory deployment, whether from the outside or inside, could provide the perpetrator complete control over the organization's IT infrastructure, and potentially provide unrestricted access to all its IT resources.

Active Directory is thus a high-value business impact (HBI) organizational IT asset that needs to be adequately protected from the risk of compromise at all times, both from outsiders and insiders.

Most organizations understand the need to adequately protect their Active Directory deployments. However, many organizations struggle to reliably mitigate or manage security risks to their Active Directory, primarily due of the lack of adequate information and guidance on threats and risk management.

ActiveDirectory Security Resource Center– A Valuable Resource

The Active Directory Security Resource Center is designed to help organizations obtain a better understanding of the importance of, and the risks associated with Active Directory, as well as to help them establish and enact adequate Active Directory security risk management measures.

It provides concise and actionable information on the following areas of Active Directory Security –

  1. The Top-5 Active Directory Assets
  2. The Top-5 Active Directory Risks and Adequate Risk Mitigation Measures
  3. Useful Active Directory Audit and Auditing Checklists
  4. Valuable Active Directory Security Guides and Tools
  5. Helpful Active Directory Security How-Tos and Resources

This information and guidance can help organizations reliably efficiently and measurably enhance the security afforded to their foundational Active Directory deployments, and thus help them secure and defend the very foundation of cyber security in their organizational IT environments.

It also provides specific information on serious cyber security risks like Active Directory Privilege Escalation and Pass-the-Hash (PTH) attacks and thus helps organizations understand and protect themselves from these risks.

This resource center can be accessed at – http://www.paramountdefenses.com/active-directory-security

ABOUT PARAMOUNT DEFENSES INC

Paramount Defenses Inc is an innovative, privately-held, U.S. Cyber Security Software Company that develops mission-critical security solutions to address paramount global Cyber Security and Active Directory Security needs.

Its innovative cyber security solutions, such as Gold Finger, the world's only Active Directory Effective Access Audit Tool, and Gold Finger Mini, the world's only Password Reset Analysis Tool, are powered by patented technology and uniquely help organizations mitigate the most critical cyber security risks to their Active Directory deployments.

Today its solutions are deployed in 5 continents worldwide and its customers include numerous prominent organizations across the world, including the U.S. Government, Microsoft, Google, IBM and many others.

Paramount Defenses Inc is a trademark and Gold Finger is a trademark of Paramount Defenses Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Active Directory are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Media Contact: Jacqueline Williams, Paramount Defenses Inc, 949-468-5770, jwilliams@paramountdefenses.com

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