Having identified that password sharing is a gateway to internal threats, a great security risk that is rampant in UK and US organisations, what are IT professionals doing to attempt to tackle the issue?
Microsoft Active Directory’s internal security loopholes
Active Directory (AD) is the directory service included with most Windows Server operating systems, for Windows domain networks. In a Windows environment, an AD domain controller authenticates and authorises all user and computer logins.
It is very widely used; our research found that AD is used by 87% of organisations over 50 employees in size. Unfortunately, AD is not particularly well set up to tackle insider threats or password sharing.