PONEMON REPORT

2021 State of Machine Identity Management Report

The IAM game has changed. Machine identity management is now imperative.

Get insights from 1,100+ IT and security professionals.

Machine identity management is gaining momentum.

With the proliferation of keys, certificates, and secrets, IT and security leaders have recognized the need for an enterprise-wide cryptography and machine identity management (MIM) strategy.

Failed audits are the most common and serious risk.

Failed audits were the most common and serious risks caused by mismanaged machine identities in the study. Unplanned certificate outages and theft or misuse of keys and certificates were also significant risks.

Machine identity gaps revealed.

Most IT and security pros agree that every machine identity is important, but a lack of skills, tools, and processes makes it hard to manage and protect every one.