Is Robotic Automation Prone to Cyber Attacks?

by Carolyn Mathas

According to lead analyst Ananya Pritam Gogoi, at Beroe, yes. Although the adoption of robotic process automation (RPA) accrues many benefits, cyber threats including data theft, misusing privileged access and denial-of-service could actually increase, posing significant vulnerabilities to organizations.

RPA security risk requires planning for prevention. The technology is prone to cyber-attacks, and this threatens businesses. Robotic automation programs introduced into a system require many safeguards. For example, RPA credentials are shared and used repeatedly, opening up the system to a potential cyber attack that can steal the passwords and use them to notorious ends. Securing workforce credentials is the most crucial step when using RPA.

Other possible security risks attached to RPA include data theft, misusing privileged access, denial-of-service, and remote code execution. These can be prevented at the core. RPA must have the right environment, access control of the said environment, regular audits, customization, credential encryptions in place, and the use of a password vault.

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Original Release: PR Newswire

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