Protect Your Machine Identities

Presented by

Jeff Hudson, CEO, Venafi

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There are two kinds of actors on every network—people and machines—and both need to be secured. People rely on usernames and passwords, but machines use keys and certificates for machine-to-machine communication and authentication. Billions are spent each year securing identity and access management, but virtually all of it is spent securing usernames and passwords, almost none on protecting keys and certificates. Unprotected machine identities are lucrative targets for cyber criminals.They use unprotected keys and certificates to eavesdrop on private communications, make phishing sites or malicious code look valid, and hide their nefarious activity in encrypted traffic—getting malware in and sensitive data out. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the different types of machines identities and where they proliferate in your network. You’ll see the role and lifecycle of machine identities, and where we’re falling short in protecting them. We’ll then look at where there are current risks as well as where new risks are emerging. We’ll conclude with steps you can take immediately to get these risks under control.

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There are two actors on a network: people and machines. People rely on usernames and passwords to identify themselves and gain access to machines, applications and devices. Machines use digital keys and certificates to authenticate for secure machine-to-machine communication. While organizations spend billions of dollars each year on identity and access management and protecting usernames and passwords, very little is spent on protecting machine identities, which is essential to securing critical systems and data. The Venafi Platform delivers the machine identity intelligence and automation necessary to automatically safeguard the flow of information to trusted machines and prevent communication with untrusted ones—all at machine speed and scale. Venafi protects the largest, most sensitive networks in the world, and our more than 280 customers include 4 of the Top 5 US Banks, 4 of the Top 5 UK Banks, 5 of the Top 5 US Health Insurers and 4 of the Top 5 US Retailers. Venafi solutions help organizations: - Prevent breaches - Eliminate outages - Orchestrate PKI - Protect SSH access - Pass compliance audits - Automate DevOps Visit