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Oh SSH IT: Where Are Your SSH Keys?

Oh SSH IT: Where Are Your SSH Keys?

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January 10, 2018 | Emil Hanscom

Secure Shell (SSH) is a security protocol broadly used by teams around the world.

However, despite the importance of SSH, most organizations have limited, or no, formal SSH policies or management in place. Unfortunately, this means cyber criminals can easily abuse SSH keys that secure and automate administrator-to-machine and machine-to-machine access to critical business functions.


Venafi recently conducted a study that evaluated how organizations manage and implement SSH in their environments. Check out the infographic below to learn more about the most prominent SSH weaknesses many organizations face.


SSHinfoG-01.jpg“A compromised SSH key in the wrong hands can be extremely dangerous,” said Nick Hunter, senior technical manager for Venafi. “Cybercriminals can use them to access systems from remote locations, evade security tools, and often use the same key to access more systems. Based on these results, it’s very clear that most organizations have not implemented SSH security policies and restricted SSH access configurations because they do not understand the risks of SSH and how it affects their security posture.”

Are you managing your SSH machine identities?


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Emil Hanscom
Emil Hanscom

Emil is the Public Relations Manager at Venafi. Passionate about educating the global marketplace about infosec and machine-identity issues, they have consistently grown Venafi's global news coverage year over year.

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