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Are Passwords Dead? Why We Need to Focus on Protecting Machines.

Are Passwords Dead? Why We Need to Focus on Protecting Machines.

June 2, 2017 | Scott Carter

Would you ever consider allowing a batch of passwords to be stored on a thumb drive for easy access? Or worse, never set passwords to expire? Sadly, these practices are not altogether uncommon for SSH keys. And even digital certificates don’t get the respect they deserve. Yet these keys and certificates act like passwords for machines: they validate the identity of machines, clearing them to connect and communicate. Why might they be more valuable than passwords? If your machine identities are compromised, you could be handing a hacker a fast pass into your network.

Watch the short video below to learn more about what can happen when you fail to adequately protect your machine identities.



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Scott Carter
Scott Carter

Scott is Senior Manager for Content Marketing at Venafi. With over 20 years in cybersecurity marketing, his expertise leads him to help large organizations understand the risk to machine identities and why they should protect them

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