As a security professional, one of your most important jobs is to make sure that only authorized users have access to your system. Most often, this is achieved via credential-based access control, where credentials are stored in central directories like Microsoft Active Directory (AD). But are you really ready to handle an unexpected cyberattack?
In this course, instructor Malcolm Shore gives you an overview of Active Directory, including how to enumerate it and validate its security with penetration testing. Explore the core concepts of penetration testing and why it’s so important for enterprise security management. Learn how AD interacts with identity providers and how you interact with it at the command line using LDAP protocol as well as through Powerpoint. Malcolm teaches you some key tricks and gives you examples of how to get the most out of your audits by understanding and utilizing spray attacks, hash extractions, impacket libraries, and brute force attacks.