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So, you want to get Cyber Essentials certified?

This will give you an understanding of the key elements of the Cyber Essentials standard, help you determine if you're ready to be assessed, and what you need to do.



Active Directory Password Auditing Part 3 – Analysing the Hashes

In two previous blog posts we discussed how to dump password hashes from a Domain Controller and how to crack these hashes to obtain a list of clear text passwords. In this blog post, we'll learn how to obtain useful metrics from cracked password hashes in order to determine improvements to a password policy.



ShareAudit – The File Share Auditing Tool

In the previous blog post, we have discussed the steps in identifying sensitive information in file shares, as well as file servers with inappropriate access controls configured. It was aimed to provide organisations with a guide on how to perform internal file share audits. Dionach have now released a tool, ShareAudit, to further improve the process of performing these audits. The tool is now publicly available on GitHub.



Mitigating Social Engineering Risks

Social engineering is the process of manipulating people through various channels such as phishing, phone calls and physical instrustions. This post provides a walkthough of an example attack using emails and phone calls, and what organisations can do to reduce the risk of these kind of social engineering attacks.



Printer Server Bug to Domain Administrator

During a recent internal network penetration testing engagement, a number of common attack paths were unavailable as a number of security mechanisms were implemented such as the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) and the prevention of logged on credentials from being cached in memory.