Machine identity represents the new challenge in cybersecurity. What does this mean? How can your enterprise secure machine identity in the new era?
For reference, a machine in technical terms indicates anything that is not a human user. This can include servers, applications, devices (mobile, IoT, etc.), websites, databases, and more. Moreover, each machine has its own identity in your IT environment; each has its own permissions about what it can and can’t access, how it can or can’t change or move data, and how it communicates with users and other machines.
What this means from a practical cybersecurity lens is that your small business might have hundreds of machine identity accounts in addition to your more visible user accounts. In turn, this means you need identity management for your cybersecurity that accounts for machines in order to protect your business. Machine Identity: The New Challenge in Cybersecurity