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.
Government agency reduces attack surface and improves AD security
With budgets in a constant tug of war, government agencies need cost effective solutions to reduce attack surface and produce true positive signals of breach to quickly contain aggressive, persistent threats.
They are often evasive adversaries but always exploit Active Directory in their threat campaigns according to published research.
Javelin Networks employs automation and orchestration across the offerings of ADAssess and ADProtect to reduce mean time to respond and contain, as well as attack surface reduction.
Using very little resources, client was able to illuminate and reduce attack surface in Active Directory while improving true positive signals to security processes.
Reduction in attack surface reduces the probability of lateral movement and persistence.
Reduction in the mean time to respond and contain reduces the likelihood of wide scale compromise and remediation effort.
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.