Physical and Virtual Devices: How Cybercriminals are Exploiting Machine-to-Machine Communications

Physical and Virtual Devices: How Cybercriminals are Exploiting Machine-to-Machine Communications

"Machines" as we know them are going through an identity crisis. Our increased dependence on them is so profound that even the definition of machine is undergoing radical change. The number and type of physical devices on enterprise networks has been rising rapidly, but this is outstripped by the number of applications and services they host.

At the same time, cloud adoption has spawned a tidal wave of virtual devices that are created, changed and destroyed. These changes have expanded the definition of machine to include a wide range of software that merely emulates physical devices.

Download this whitepaper which explores:

  • The need for secure and reliable machine authentication to protect machine-to-machine communication;
  • The need to create, install, rapidly assess and ensure the integrity of communications between machines;
  • Why cyber criminals understand this, and target machine identities for use in a wide range of cyber attacks.



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