The first part of the Active Directory Hardening Series focuses on disabling NTLMv1. Authored by Jerry Devore, the blog post aims to guide organizations to improve their Active Directory hardening, a process often hindered by fear of unintended impacts from changes.
Active Directory Hardening Series: Disabling NTLMv1
Welcome to the first part of our Active Directory Hardening series. This blog post focuses on disabling NTLMv1, an essential step in enhancing your organization’s security posture.
Why Disable NTLMv1?
NTLMv1, though widely used, is notorious for its vulnerability to various security threats. Disabling it is a significant move towards hardening your Active Directory.
Overcoming the Fear of Change
Many organizations are aware of the security issues surrounding NTLMv1. However, the fear of potential impacts often leads to inaction, resulting in a state of ‘analysis paralysis’.
“In my role at Microsoft, I have found every organization has room to improve when it comes to hardening Active Directory. Many times, customers are aware of issues but are afraid of unintended impacts if they make a change.” – Jerry Devore
Breaking Free from Analysis Paralysis
This series aims to help you understand how to mitigate potential risks and confidently make necessary changes to enhance your Active Directory’s security.
Stay Tuned for More
This is just the beginning of our Active Directory Hardening series. Stay tuned for more insights and best practices to fortify your organization’s security.
“In this series my goal is to help you understand how to mitigate potential risks and confidently make necessary changes.” – Jerry Devore