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RE: Windows Active Directory Domains
From: "Ocala Website Designs LLC" <webmaster () ocaladesigns com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:56:21 -0400

Tell you the truth, if the HR department has HIPPA information, or
information that is very sensitive, they should hire someone that does know
what they are doing. No offense, but a security breach is a bad way to find
out you failed at securing your HR data.  I agree, keep it simple, use a
single domain, leverage NTFS permissions and vlans properly.  

Thank you,

Tommy Thomas, MCP, Network+, Security+, C|EH, MCSE
Network Systems Administrator -::- Webmaster
Public Affairs Specialist - :: - Photojournalist
Ocala Website Designs LLC
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-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of Will Boling
Sent: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:56 AM
To: joeb1kenobe () gmail com
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Windows Active Directory Domains

Joe,

I see very, very little benefit in separating the domains.  Honestly, it
sounds like an excuse to not setup share permissions and other things
correctly within a shared domain.  From a management perspective, I could
see this being a huge pain.  I would recommend having them consolidate the
domain into one and having someone help them with permissions and object
security within the domain.  Could they not utilize ACLs and VLANs on
switches to provide the level of security they're trying to use the firewall
for?

Thank you,
Will

On Jul 8, 2014, at 4:48 PM, joeb1kenobe () gmail com wrote:

I have a scenario where I am trying to evaluate the security benefits of
an Active Directory domain structure.

We will call the company XYX Inc. They have an AD Forest/Domain for
general users. They also have a separate AD Forest/Domain for their HR Users
that is behind a firewall. 

The claim is that the separate forests with a one way trust provides the
necessary security to protect the HR Information.  

My thinking is that having the users/servers in the same forest would
provide additional benefit of ease of use for the technical team. Using the
already existing firewall, separate the servers behind the firewall for the
needed protection of HR files.

Before I make a recommendation of one way or the other, I wanted to elicit
the ideas of others who may have seen similar situations. 

Thanks

Joe Brown

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it benefits your company and how your customers can tell if a site is secure. You will find out how to test, purchase, 
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