With any business or organization, there are particular groups with specific security needs. For example, the finance group within your enterprise will need high levels of security to be in place at all times. Since the members of this group will access sensitive data, it is critical to maintain and police their access privileges.
Users logging on to their domain computers is a day-to-day activity. At first glance, this might look like a simple Active Directory event, but administrators could use this valuable data for diverse audits, compliance, and operational needs.
With workstation access, your company can verify the attendance of employees. Your business can also ascertain the total count of users who have access to the Active Directory network. On top of that, your enterprise can spot users who access workstations or domain controllers through a remote network computer.
It’s essential to keep a keen eye on any changes that occur in administrative groups. This is especially important since domain administrators and enterprise administrators (EA) are automatically assigned a predefined set of elevated rights and permissions upon being added to an administrative group.
Businesses have to meet certain regulatory compliance requirements. One critical requirement is the ability to audit and report on mission-critical Group Policy Objects (GPO), which define the resource access scopes for a group of users. GPO-based reports give both a bird’s-eye view and a detailed summary of the new and old values of all GPO changes.
As insider threats continue to challenge businesses of all sizes, one way to detect them is by establishing a baseline of normal activities specific to each employee using machine learning (ML) techniques. Over an extended period of time, any deviations from that norm are instantly apparent. However, it’s nearly impossible to manually detect these deviations, which is where automated systems come in.
ADAudit Plus uses machine learning to create a baseline of normal activities that are specific to each user to detect potential insider threats and notify the concerned personnel. UBA in ADAudit Plus helps IT security teams streamline threat detection by creating a behavior-based security ecosystem to detect threats.