check before: 2023-05-22
Office 365 general
World tenant, Windows Desktop
If you’re an IT admin, you can consult the latest timeline of hardening changes as part of your security strategy. Last month, two areas entered their second hardening phase: Netlogon protocol, and certificate-based authentication. The article lists these and the following hardening changes through January 2024. Other vulnerable areas undergoing hardening in the upcoming months are Kerberos PAC signatures and Active Directory (AD) permissions. Read Latest Windows hardening guidance and key dates to find out details, KB numbers, and additional resources to help you prepare your organization for these changes.
When will this happen:
April 2023: Netlogon protocol and certificate-based authentication already entered their second hardening phase.
June 2023: Netlogon protocol and Kerberos PAC signatures will undergo their third hardening phase.
July 2023: Netlogon protocol and Kerberos PAC signatures will enter the fourth hardening phase. This will be the final enforcement phase for Netlogon protocol.
October 2023: Kerberos PAC signatures will enter the final, full enforcement in this phase.
November 2023: Certificate-based authentication will enter the final, full enforcement.
January 2024: Active Directory (AD) permissions will enter final enforcement.
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