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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

What is Microsoft Defender for Identity?

In the previous two editions of this book, this section was allocated to Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA). This is an on-prem platform to help us protect our identity infrastructure from advanced targeted attacks by automatically analyzing, learning, and identifying normal and abnormal behavior (from users, devices, and resources). Microsoft also had a cloud version of it called Azure Advanced Threat Protection (Azure ATP). This cloud service has now been renamed Defender for Identity. Microsoft ATA mainstream support ended on January 12, 2021, so going forward, users only can use the cloud-based Defender for Identity service.

When we consider a typical attack kill chain, we can identify four main areas to protect:

  1. Applications
  2. Endpoints
  3. Identity
  4. Data

Microsoft offers security solutions to protect all these areas:

  1. Applications – Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Microsoft...
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