Every day, countless invisible machine-to-machine (M2M) transactions and processes power automation of critical business and operational processes across industries. These M2M transactions include server to server processes, inter and intra data center communications, cloud services integration, and embedded device to data center communications. However, even as automated processes become the dominant mode of computing – outstripping the traditional model of interactive human-to-computer transactions – M2M security is often overlooked or misunderstood. The results of a study conducted by Forrester Consulting found that the rise of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections has far outstripped the awareness of organizations about how best to secure them, resulting in a misalignment of security and compliance priorities that is placing organizations at risk.
The Rise Of IT Automation And The New Security Imperatives SSH Forrester Whitepaper