Today is Identity Management Day

As the lines between our personal and professional lives continue to blur, protecting our digital identities as consumers, employees, or partners is essential to security.

Identity Management Day brings together security leaders, vendors, and advocates to raise awareness, share best practices, and inspire individuals —and organizations of all sizes—to take action when it comes to effectively managing and securing digital identities. I reached out to one of those leaders for a comment about today. And that’s Kevin Bocek, VP, Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence, Venafi:

“Identity management Day is a great opportunity to remind everyone that machines need identities to authenticate and connect securely. And nearly everything on enterprise networks fits our definition of machines: physical, virtual and IoT devices, applications, APIs, containers and clusters. In fact, the number of machines on enterprise networks is growing 43% per year. So, if your identity management program isn’t focused on humans and machines you’re missing a huge part of the problem.

The bad guys know this, and they are already taking advantage of it. Today is a great reminder to assess the machine side of your identity management program and see if you are doing as much to protect the identities of the machines on your network as you are doing to protect the identities of the humans on your network.”

So this is a great opportunity to do what you need to do to make sure that your digital identity, in all its forms, stays secure.

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