Dutch Data Protection Authority @toezicht_AP measured the number of data theft reports in 2020 and it skyrocketed. It increased 30% in 2020 compared to 2019. Less data breach reporting, more hacking, malware & phishing. #GDPR #Privacy #DataBreach Use #MFA https://t.co/owmjDbwMgO https://t.co/tHQS5XzEf0
01 Mar 2021
Brabantia together with #WeForest are growing already more than 2 million #trees ! Awesome #reforesting of #Africa ! As an employee of #Brabantia some are planted on behalf of me. https://t.co/3GL7vVIKWT https://t.co/llCSHoSo0S
27 Feb 2021
Last Friday the @EU_Commission released two draft #GDPR #EU and #UK #adequacy decisions. If approved, the proposals would allow for data to continue to flow between commercial and law enforcement sectors. Thanks @PrivacyPros #privacy https://t.co/q9iGgox4vm https://t.co/GCjJ9DoW4j
22 Feb 2021
EUCouncil agreed on #ePrivacy (#protection of #privacy and #confidentiality using #electronic #communication #services) rules. Applies to end-users in the #EU #EUCouncil start talks with #EUParliament on final text. ePrivacy will be lex specialis to #GDPR. https://t.co/FajvFTRt29 https://t.co/WO2Rn30UZI
11 Feb 2021
Dutch Supervisory Authority @toezicht_AP will grow significantly from 184 to 470 FTE. More employees for investigating possible #databreaches and reported data breaches. #gdpr #privacy #Security https://t.co/iP5QWMMg4L https://t.co/x1Xg6JGqaa
09 Feb 2021
Disable Windows Active Directory Security GroupsFound an old but valuable Active Directory tip on John Dougherty's website.
All Active Directory administrators know that security has to be applied to groups and users should be added to security groups instead of getting the security settings on their own accounts (AGDLP). This way user management, hire, fire and changing functions, can be made more easily. But what if you need to manage groups? Is that group you want to delete used somewhere? Unless very accurately documented, a deletion of a security group can be tricky.
So why not disable the security group and wait until something fails? Where is the disable option for groups in Active Directory? There isn't, so here the tip comes in handy.
You cannot disable a Security Group in the same way a user account is disabled.By changing the security group to a distribution group, all rights of the group members that still exist on file servers or within applications are removed. If all applications are still working, the now distribution group can be safely removed. When a problem occurs, change the distribution group back to a security group, and then resolve the issue at your leisure.
However, you can change a Security Group to a Distribution Group, which disables all access provided by the group, but does not modify the group's SID.
This allows you to test the results of disabling the permissions provided by a Security Group prior to deleting the group.
by John Dougherty
Active Directory: disabling a security group
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