SSH keys provide users and applications with privileged access to critical systems, but all too often these privileged credentials are left unsecured and unmanaged, leaving a gaping hole in any privileged account security strategy. To effectively protect the heart of the enterprise, organizations should proactively protect all their privileged credentials, including both passwords and SSH keys.
This white paper examines:
- Why SSH keys are often left unsecured and unmanaged
- Risks associated with unsecured and unmanaged SSH keys
- Steps organizations can take to protect these privileged credentials, reduce risks and meet audit requirements