Identity and vulnerability management were analyzed in a recent report by CyberArk. According to the report, 93% of organizations had two or more identity-related breaches in the past year. The report found that machine identities are the top cause of identity growth and considered by respondents to be the riskiest identity type. 

According to the report, 50% of organizations expect identities to grow three times in the next 12 months. Sixty-one percent of organizations define a privileged user as human-only. The report found that 38% of organizations define all human and machine identities with sensitive access as privileged users. 

According to the report, 84% of organizations will use three or more Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) in the next 12 months. The report also found that nearly all (99%) of organizations are using AI in cybersecurity defense initiatives. 

Ninety-three percent of respondents expect AI-powered tools to create cyber risk for their organization in the coming year. More than 70% are confident that their employees can identify deepfakes of their organizational leadership. Nine out of 10 organizations have been a victim of a successful identity-related breach due to a phishing or vishing attack. 

Nearly three-quarters (68%) of respondents indicate that up to 50% of all machine identities have access to sensitive data, according to the report, compared to 64% who report that about half of human identities have access to sensitive data. With an increasing number of machine identities gaining access to sensitive data, 49% of respondents identify them as the riskiest identity type.  

Read the report.