Machine Identities, The Next Step for IAM
Machines also need to identify themselves to each other, but they don’t use user names and passwords. Instead, they use machine identities. We all know that the number of machines on networks is growing exponentially because the digital transformation that is happening is completely dependent on machines, not people. We spend over eight billion dollars protecting human identities (IAM), but almost nothing protecting machine identities. Bad guys know this. They now devote more time and resources to stealing machine identities.