Finally Deploy and Audit LAPS with Project VAST, Part 2 of 2

Hi folks – and welcome to the second in a two-part series about the Visual Auditing Security Tool (VAST) and the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) tool. In the first part of this series, we discussed credential theft vectors, examined how LAPS can effectively slow down attackers (and thereby raise the cost of attacking your…

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Finally Remove SMB1 with Project VAST

Many years ago, I read a fascinating article from 1948 in which various travel writers predicted the air travel experience of 1984.* In reading the article, I remember being surprised both by what they got right and what was off base. Namely, the article made no mention of airport security. By today’s standards (like the…

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Finally Remove NTLMv1 with Project VAST

Are you old enough to remember parachute pants, VCRs, and boom boxes? How about the Mosaic browser, Banyan VINES, and Token Ring networking? Do you still use any of these things? Probably not. But chances are your organization uses a protocol that is equally old. You wouldn’t wear leather armor on a modern battlefield. And…

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