Machine identity news stories
Digital transformation drives rise of machine identities
Digital transformation is driving an average of 42% annual growth in the number of machine identities, according to a new study from Venafi.
In data we trust - or do we? The human-machine relationship examined
As a society, we have all individually developed significant yet quiet relationships over the past decade, many of us without even realising it.
Rise of the machine identities
Bots and infrastructure-as-code automation are common additions to the business landscape, and their explosion has not gone unnoticed by threat actors.
Machine identities increasingly exploited, new research finds
Venafi, the provider of machine identity management, finds that malware attacks using machine identities doubled from 2018 to 2019, including high-profile campaigns such as: TrickBot, Skidmap, Kerberods and CryptoSink.
CIOs put too much trust in TLS certificates - survey
Despite the prolific usage of TLS certificates within organisations, many CIOs aren't concerned about security risks associated with TLS machine identities.
Unprotected machine identities costing firms billions - report
Organisations worldwide could recover a collective total of between US$51 billion to as much as US$72 billion just by repairing their poorly protected machine identities.
Four mistakes that can plague PKI administrators
These mistakes increase security risks and negatively impact the reliability and availability of business-critical network resources, Venafi has found.
75% of DevOps professionals say certificate issuance policies slow them down
Less than half of DevOps professionals believe developers always request certificates that serve as machine identities through authorised channels.
Venafi announces guarantee for no certificate-related outages
Eliminating certificate-related outages within complex, multi-tiered architectures can feel like an impossible effort.
Keyfactor and Thales announce integration to fight code signing cyber-attacks
Keyfactor Code Assure aims to deliver secure code signing to software vendors, mobile app developers, enterprise IT organisations, and manufacturers of IoT devices.
SSL/TLS certificate marketplaces thriving on dark web - study
These services deliver machine-identities-as-a-service to cybercriminals who wish to spoof websites, eavesdrop on encrypted traffic, perform man-in-the-middle attacks and steal sensitive data.
Identity and Access Management
Venafi and nCipher Security partner on machine identity protection
Cryptographic keys serve as machine identities and are the foundation of enterprise information technology systems.
Study: 80% of enterprises struggle to protect machine identities
The study focused on enterprise machine identity protection challenges and included responses from 350 senior IT security professionals.
Exclusive: Venafi talks weaponisation of machine identities
As companies integrate more digital tools into their business, many of them remain unaware of the risk code-signing certificates are exposing them to.