Active Directory Security Assessment

Active Directory is a Microsoft technology that serves as a central repository for managing and organizing network resources in a Windows-based environment. It provides directory services, user authentication, and access control, allowing organizations to efficiently manage users, computers, and other network devices. Active Directory plays a pivotal role in simplifying user management, securing resources, and enabling a structured, scalable, and efficient network infrastructure. The Microsoft Active Directory Security Assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of your Active Directory environment to identify potential vulnerabilities, assess security configurations, and recommend best practices to enhance the overall security posture. This assessment aims to proactively identify and mitigate security risks that could lead to unauthorized access, data breaches, or other malicious activities.

During the assessment, a baseVISION Security professional will analyze your Active Directory configuration, policies, and controls, examining key areas such as architectural documentation, AD-Structure (OUs and Sites), platform-hardening, operation, role-based access-controls (ACLs), security, compliance, and monitoring. By leveraging industry-standard frameworks and methodologies, the assessment will provide actionable insights to help you strengthen your Active Directory security. By conducting an Microsoft Active Directory Security Assessment, you can gain valuable insights into the security posture of your Active Directory environment, strengthen your defense against potential threats, and ensure that your organization’s identities and resources are well-protected.

Assessment Methodology

The Active Directory Security Assessment consist of the following phases:

  • Preparation – Agree on assessment scope and prepare required access for the security consultant to conduct the assessment.
  • Assessment – During this phase baseVISION’s Security professional will review the current Active Directory security-relevant configuration settings and verify established processes with interviews.
  • Analysis – baseVISION’s Security professional will prepare the security configuration assessment report that includes current configuration settings, findings, and recommendations.
  • Review – During the review phase, baseVISION’s Security professional and customer representatives will jointly go through the assessment report and discuss the findings and proposed actions.


    • Identifying potential architectural issues – The assessment and interview will analyze the current AD-Architecture based on physical location, architectural diagrams, hardware- and site-configuration.

    • Identifying potential security gaps – The assessment will evaluate your Active Directory configuration to identify potential vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, integrations with extensive privileges, escalations paths and gaps in security controls that could be exploited by attackers.

    • Assessing operational processes – The assessment will review your Active Directory operational documentation and standard operational procedures (SOPs) side by side to configuration checks to ensure they align with industry best practices.

    • Analyzing security monitoring and auditing – The assessment will examine your Active Directory audit-settings, monitoring capabilities, and auditing processes to ensure you have effective mechanisms in place for detecting and responding to security incidents. Also the recovery scenarios will be reviewed.

    • Providing actionable recommendations – Based on the findings, the assessment will provide a detailed report outlining specific recommendations to address identified security risks and enhance the overall security of your Active Directory environment. 

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