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Digital Transformation
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.
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Qlik
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.
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Machine identity
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.
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Malware
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.
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Cybersecurity
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.
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Cybersecurity
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.
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Venafi
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.
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DevOps
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.
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Cloud
Venafi announces guarantee for no certificate-related outages
Eliminating certificate-related outages within complex, multi-tiered architectures can feel like an impossible effort.
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IoT security
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.
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Dark web
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.
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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.
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Venafi
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.
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Hackers
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.