“We were able to harden our Active Directory like never before – making sure it’s absolutely secure.” – VP of IT at AMOCO
Active Directory (AD) holds the “keys to the kingdom,” and if not safeguarded properly, it will compromise your entire security infrastructure. Purple Knight is a free Active Directory security assessment tool built and managed by an elite group of Microsoft identity experts.
Active Directory and Azure AD is typically at the core of any organization’s security. At a basic level it is a primary mechanism for authenticating users and determining which network resources they can access. An important question here is when is the last time you audited your Active Directory? Check out podcast episode below.
Purple Knight provides valuable insight into your AD security posture. It runs as a standalone utility that queries your AD environment and performs a set of tests against many aspects of AD’s security posture, including AD Delegation, Account security, AD Infrastructure security, Group Policy security, and Kerberos security. See full list here. Purple Knight is intended to augment your security team with know-how from a community of security researchers to minimize your attack surface and stay ahead of the ever-changing threat landscape.
Common vulnerabilities uncovered in report:
• Non-default principals with DC Sync rights on the domain
• Privileged users with weak passwords
• Anonymous access to Active Directory enabled
• Unprotected accounts with admin rights
• User & admin accounts with old passwords
• Azure AD privileged users that are also privileged in AD
Click here to see the report.
During internal risk assessments, AMOCO realized they some work to do to secure Active Directory. Möbius Partners helped deploy the Semperis Purple Knight tool to identify vulnerabilities on AD in less than 15 minutes. They worked with AMOCO to remediate the vulnerabilities and introduced Directory Services Protector (DSP) to further protect their AD giving AMOCO peace of mind that everything is secure. Purple Knight is a security vulnerability scanning engine to quickly find all “Indicators of Exposure” & “Indicators of Compromise” within AD.
What’s in the report?
This example report summarizes the Active Directory security assessment results performed by the Semperis Purple Knight tool. The assessment performed includes querying your AD environment and running a series of security indicator scripts against domains in the selected forest. This assessment represents opportunities for enhancing this AD environment from a security perspective in accordance with industry best practices. Click here for a sample Purple Knight report.
Tool Auditing Overview
To get started, chat in the lower right or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have an entire podcast episode dedicated to this topic: mobiuspartners.com/podcast. To see an overview of our Security expertise, please visit here.