How does Active Directory management and security contribute to implementing a Zero Trust model?
With ADMS, you know that each AD admin and every user in your hybrid AD environment has only the permissions necessary to do their job – nothing more, nothing less. This least-privilege strategy combined with Just-in-Time (JIT) provisioning are the core of the Zero Trust model. ‘Never trust, always verify’ is the Zero Trust slogan. That philosophy ensures maximum protection and can stop and/or limit damage by an internal or externalthreat actor if a credential is compromised. Strictly speaking, users have no permissions until they need to access a specific resource, then temporarily and unique authentication is used. The resource is available for a specified period of time (session management), which once expired, that user again has no access. This protects the user credentials from being used by a threat actor, and protects resources from being misused during a breach, as well as prevents data from being exfiltrated or altered.