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Only 54% of security pros have a written policy on length and randomness for keys for machine identities

December 27, 2019

People rely on usernames and passwords to identify themselves to machines so they can gain access to data and services. Machines also need to authenticate themselves to each other so they can communicate securely, relying on cryptographic keys and digital certificates, which serve as machine identities.

To better understand the gap between implementation of security controls for human identities and those for machine identities, Venafi evaluated responses from over 1,500 IT security professionals from the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Australia across a range of company sizes and industries.

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