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How to outwit attackers using two Windows registry settings

08
May
2019
How to outwit attackers using two Windows registry settings

Attackers often use tasks as a means to hide their tracks. They might also use the ability to run tasks with different user rights to gain more access. Earlier, I recommended that you set up auditing to track tasks being set. Now I recommend you harden a setting on your workstations to prevent task scheduling in the first place.

Below are the Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) recommended actions:

The “Domain controller: Allow server operators to schedule tasks” setting determines whether scheduled tasks are forced to run under the context of the authenticated account instead of allowing them to run as SYSTEM.

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