Business efficiency is an endless pursuit for enterprises.
Today, IT departments in many organizations rely heavily on automation to utilize available resources optimally, cut operational costs, and enhance overall productivity. As automation tools and platforms such as application programming interfaces (APIs), Internet of Things (IoT), and robotic process automation (RPA) bots continue to gain popularity among industries, the most prominent risk factor associated with automation is credential exposure. Nearly all business processes require a level of administrative access to confidential information. This, in turn, requires organizations to provision automation tools with elevated access to sensitive data servers.
IT administrators typically enable these privileges by embedding passwords, API keys, and other credentials directly into the automation scripts they create. Administrators usually find it difficult to identify, change, and manage the embedded credentials once the automation workflows are moved to the production environment and are activated. As a result, the credentials are left unchanged, which can lead to unauthorized access to sensitive systems. This practice of hard-coding plain text credentials might simplify business process automation (BPA), but it is also an easy launch point for attackers.
This webinar will give you a clear picture of the various credential-related perils that BPA introduces in your enterprise, and the steps you can take to mitigate the risk.