5 Top Trends from the 2022 Global PKI and IoT Study
COMPLIANCE AND CAPACITY: MAINTAINING A PERFECT BALANCE
For the fifth year in a row, new applications like IoT and external mandates and standards are expected to experience the most change and uncertainty.
SECURITY PERIMETERS ARE GETTING CLOUDIER
For the third year in a row, cloud-based services and IoT have been the most important trends driving the deployment of applications using PKI. When given two choices to select, almost half of respondents selected these two trends as top-of-mind.
CAN PKI SUPPORT THE SCALE OF IoT DEPLOYMENTS?
IoT brings more machines to the already rapidly increasing machine identity landscape - both in volume and diversity of machines - and the need to secure them in a scalable way is of great importance. And yet again, for the fifth year in a row, the scalability to millions of managed certificates was identified as the most important PKI capability for IoT deployments.
HSMs ARE MORE THAN TECHNOLOGY – THEY ARE A BEST PRACTICE
HSMs are the best practice for managing and protecting keys, but some organizations still aren't using them and some, it seems, are trusting software key stores and default security options provided by their cloud service providers. Default security from a non-security provider never ends well.
OVERCOMING THE RESOURCE STRUGGLE
For eight years in a row, insufficient resources, a lack of skills, and no clear ownership have been the top three challenges in deploying and managing PKI. What can organizations do to overcome the constant need for the rare resources and skills required to manage PKI effectively?