Exploited Protocols: Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

We are at a point in cybersecurity where offense must inform defense in order to help protect against the most prolific cyber threats to our environments. Telecommuting has always presented challenges, balancing security with usability. Open-source reports indicate that Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) usage jumped an estimated 41% when COVID-19 struck.
The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of what RDP is, the attacks associated with this protocol, and how an organization can best protect itself against an RDP-based attack.