In this article, we will examine how malicious entities exploit times of crisis, particularly with the coronavirus pandemic being followed by a period of prolonged turmoil on the geopolitical stage.
Credentialed checks allow for more accurate assessment and identification of weak configurations, missing fixes, and similar vulnerabilities, which further strengthens the organisation’s security, primarily, but not exclusively, through the insight gained on the need for specific improvements.
Performing a credentialed check allows for a deeper understanding of any lingering vulnerabilities by simulating the real-world capabilities of a specific user and their corresponding access level.
During a server credentialed check, user credentials are utilized during the scan so that we can precisely determine what authority that specific user has in terms of accessing and manipulating files, their ability to create or edit other users and their role, make registry changes, and more. In turn, this allows us to pinpoint poorly-configurated systems and resolve any weak points in the environment.