Organizations that do not enforce strong password policies and audit privileged account management can fall victim to attackers who leverage access to local accounts. With it, they can gain initial access, persistence, privilege escalation, or defense evasion. Learn how to detect and prevent this type of activity in this dynamic lab-based course.
With access to a local administrator or service account, an attacker can do a lot of damage. Adversaries who abuse this type of account can do things like access remote services, carry out administrative functions, or elevate privileges. They can also perform OS credential dumping. Threat actor FIN10 has been known to move throughout a system using a local administrator account.
While the mitigation strategies for this technique seem obvious, it’s important to know about effective strong password policies and how to audit your local account management, as well as how to detect suspicious activity related to local accounts.
Get the hands-on skills you need to detect and mitigate this attack in Cybrary's MITRE ATT&CK Framework courses aligned to the tactics and techniques used by the financially motivated threat group FIN10. Prevent adversaries from accomplishing the tactics of Defense Evasion, Persistence, Privilege Escalation, and Initial Access in your environment today.
Complete this entire course to earn a Local Accounts Certificate of Completion