This is part of an ongoing executive guest blog series -- focused on top trends for RSAC 2020.
RSAC Insights: Adam Bosnian, EVP, CyberArk
"While the theme of this year’s RSA Conference is all around the “human element” and the significant part people play in securing the future, I think we’ll also hear a lot about the non-human element at the show – especially since the numbers of non-human identities will dwarf the number of human ones by an order of magnitude.
Robotic Processing Automation is emerging as a vital technology to help increase the efficiency of day to day operations. But while the benefits of RPA are vast, it also introduces significant IT security risks – especially when it comes to the access of critical business systems.
Recent research suggests that less than half of organizations have a privileged access management strategy in place for digital transformation initiatives, like DevOps, IoT and RPA. Software robots often require access to business and third-party systems (CRM, ERP, etc.) and as a result can be given more privileges than required to perform their tasks – providing a welcome invitation for attackers. While the human element of security is clearly critical, ensuring that machine identities are managed the same way of their human counterparts cannot be ignored – especially as the number of these identities continue to grow exponentially as RPA gains in popularity."
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