Identity Security Posture Management

2024 has been dubbed the “Year of Identity” across the cybersecurity space – and for good reason. 80% of breaches are identity-related and, in response, organizations are doubling down on their identity security efforts: reevaluating legacy tools and evaluating modern tools that address identity.

Ultimately, organizations are committing to answering cybersecurity’s hardest question, “who can take what action on what data?”

Here at Veza, we are building the modern Identity Security Platform. We believe that identity is the perimeter and our core intuition is that access permissions are the purest form of identity; permissions and entitlements represent the true “treasure map” to understanding and securing access.

Identity Security Business initiatives

With Veza, we address multiple business initiatives including:

  • Cloud Migration
  • M&A and Divestitures
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Data-Driven Enterprise
  • Enable Zero Trust
  • Digital Transformation

Non-human identity management

As defined in a recent blog post from our Chief Security & Trust Officer, Michael Towers, non-human identity management is the practice of “assigning, securing, and overseeing the digital credentials and permissions of automated actors—software, applications, or devices—within IT environments (cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, etc.).” These identities are critical for powering cloud services, enabling automated processes and service-oriented architectures.

Security teams recognize that the “who” in that question is not only referring to humans. The majority of organizations don’t have a grasp on their non-human identities (including service accounts, service principals, / machine identities, API token, certificates, secrets, etc.). Non-human identities are the hidden entities that power modern day enterprises. Both machine identities and service accounts have access to sensitive data across the enterprise including cloud Identities and cloud-native apps, DevOps tools, CI/CD pipeline and software supply chain, automation tools and scripts, and SaaS Integrations.

Organizations are beginning to invest in tools that enable them to monitor non-human identities (APIs, RPAs, AI bots, Service Accounts and more). Many identity-related breaches involve compromised machine identities or service accounts (e.g. Okta). It’s clear that identity is broken and the market is calling for identity solutions that enable organizations to see the reality of access across the enterprise – non-human identities, and human identities.

Veza for HashiCorp

The future of identity must involve security teams treating vault secrets just as seriously as human access and meticulously monitoring both at the most granular level: permissions metadata. Threat actors can hack vault stores just as easily as human identities (if not easier), so understanding what actions all identities can take across the enterprise is critical for achieving least privilege and limiting security incidents.

We’re excited to announce Veza’s most recent integration with HashiCorp built for the key use cases of Privilege Access Management (PAM) and Non-Human Identity Management (NHI). This integration empowers companies to elevate identity security, compliance, and visibility, providing organizations end-to-end insight on which identities—both human and machine—have permissions to create, read, update, or delete secrets.

By integrating Veza with HashiCorp Vault, your enterprise can discover which non-human identities access HashiCorp Vault and the authentication methods they utilize while understanding the volume and distribution of secrets within HashiCorp Vault, particularly concerning non-human identities. You can also harness the full potential of advanced secrets management, reinforcing your security framework and ensuring comprehensive compliance and operational efficiency. See our Veza for HashiCorp Integration details here.

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