Cloud infrastructure is the foundation of more companies than ever. As with any foundation, any crack can lead to significant damage to the infrastructure. One potential crack is a trusted identity with unnecessary and excessive privileges.

A “trusted identity” is invariably associated with people -- employees, contractors or other insiders. But identity in the cloud is no longer just about humans. The proliferation of modern infrastructure driven by accelerated levels of automation and innovation have led to an exponential rise in machine identities, such as service accounts, bots, API keys, servers and applications, and cloud resources. 

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