The adage “assume breach” drives awareness that attackers will find a way onto an endpoint in the Domain. After establishing control on an endpoint, they are looking for ways to create persistence that will enable their campaign, and then execute when the time is perfect.
Defeating the Red Team in AD exploitation
Client had continually poor internal penetration test results, given the vulnerable by design nature of Active Directory.
Lateral movement is easily accomplished in an authorized way by theft of credentials in a Microsoft domain environment.
Additionally, from any endpoint connected to Active Directory, the authenticated user can query Active Directory for topology and asset information exposing a treasure map to the Red Team.
Javelin Networks offers the first Active Directory Intrusion Prevention System.
Javelin ADProtect controls the attacker’s perception at the compromised endpoint of domain assets and identities.
By disrupting attack reconnaissance, the aggressor never has a real view of the domain topology, assets, or identities.
Using advanced forensic methodology, ADProtect immediately provides context on detected threats against credentials and domain assets, allowing for real-time containment of compromised processes.
Javelin ADProtect provided client with over 50 alerts of Red Team post-infiltration activity while other security tools were blind to the exploitation of authorized access using stolen credentials.
Active Directory as the ultimate countermeasure
Javelin AD|Protect turns Active Directory into an Intrusion Detection and Containment system. Using an advanced, Domain forensic methodology, AD|Protect controls the attacker’s perception and uses it against them.
Capture Patient Zero
Letting an attacker roam an environment from Patient Zero yields full Domain compromise, putting every asset and enlisted at risk. By using the attacker’s perspective against them, Javelin AD|Protect automates the discovery of Patient Zero.
Shorten containment time
Counterintelligence can shorten containment time, allowing for a strong defensive position to protect core assets. Using Domain-specific incident response methodologies, an autonomous capability launches forensics for memory and file system artifacts.
Reduce alert fatigue
Increasing cyber resilience will raise the cost for the attacker, discourage additional attacks, and allow responders to study advancement in the attacker’s breach tactics. Near real-time containment at the point of breach in the Domain will decrease collateral damage and improve resource utilization by reducing alert fatigue.
Reduce attack surface
Attackers leave backdoors and hooks in the Domain that are used to persist privileges and exploit Active Directory. AD|Protect uncovers attacks in progress and evidence left behind to mitigate risk in real-time, all the time.
Javelin vs Microsoft ATA
This video demonstrates a common Domain attack and the results from both Javelin AD|Protect and Microsoft ATA.