for a European
to spot a data breach
Managing access to corporate networks is one of the most important parts of an IT professional’s job. The reason why is simple. Poor access security can lead to devastating data breaches. The recent high-profile attacks on the likes of Dropbox, eBay, Sony, Anthem, Sage, Three and many others have directly resulted in an employee’s login details falling into an attacker’s hands.
And once those credentials are out in the open, you’re unlikely to find out until it’s too late — because your anti-virus, firewalls and perimeter defences won’t pick up on a login with a genuine username and password. On average, it takes 469 days for a European organisation to spot a data breach, and with the GDPR coming up in April 2018, chances are you’re already too late to do anything about your latest breach — and may have to face a fine of €20,000 or 4% of your turnover, whichever the greater.
Improving the way you manage access is no easy feat though — especially if you rely on Windows Active Directory alone. For all its benefits and uses, Windows Active Directory doesn’t provide you with all the information you need at your fingertips to be able to see who is on your network, from which workstation or device, since when, and what suspicious behaviour is going on.