Active Directory Penetration Testing
Since Active Directory is central to authorizing users, access, and applications throughout an organization, it is a prime target for attackers. If a cyber attacker is able to access the Active Directory system, they can potentially access all connected user accounts, databases, applications, and all types of information. Therefore, an Active Directory compromise, particularly those that are not caught early, can lead to widespread fallout from which it may be difficult to recover.
PCS expert penetration testers carry out an in-depth reconnaissance phase, imitate the ways authentication protocols across domains and forests work and the attacks and techniques leveraged in order to move laterally and vertically across domains and forests.
Active Directory Penetration Testing methodology
With PCS penetration testing services, on Active Directory, businesses can proactively identify and address security risks before they can be exploited by malicious actors.
PCS experts will focus on:
Exploitation of common and obscure real-world flaws
Token impersonation & pass-the-hash
Bypassing security features such as 2FA, JEA and WDAC
Abusing GPO Permissions
Attacking Domain and Forest Trusts
Data Access & Exfiltration
Lateral movement and crossing trust boundaries
Exploitation of dangerous ACLs
Benefits To You
Active Directory Penetration Testing can provide valuable insights into an organization’s overall security posture and help prioritize security investments. Overall, active directory penetration testing is an essential tool for any organization seeking to proactively manage the security risks associated with their AD environment.