Nonhuman Identity Management Revolution

Oasis Security CEO Danny Brickman on NHI Evolution, Risks and Defenses
Danny Brickman, co-founder and CEO, Oasis Security

Over the past year, the threat posed by nonhuman identities, or NHIs, has evolved significantly. NHIs encompass a broad spectrum of entities, including automation tools, AI agents and cloud applications that authenticate differently from traditional human identities, such as usernames and passwords, said Danny Brickman, co-founder and CEO, Oasis Security.

The growth of NHIs is driven by the desire for increased business value and efficiency, but it has led to a surge in data breaches, with attackers exploiting identities to gain unauthorized access, Brickman said.

"You won't share your password that easily. You won't be sending a message with your password. And when a developer needs help from his buddy to debug something, they will send a token or a key just to help them. And they forgot about that. But attackers are seeing and leveraging that," Brickman said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Brickman also discussed:

  • The inadequacy of traditional identity management solutions to address NHI threats;
  • The importance of building contextualized visibility and implementing life cycle management techniques;
  • Oasis Security's plans to expand its product offerings to meet the growing demand for NHI security solutions.

Prior to Oasis Security, Brickman worked at Buildots, responsible for product strategy. He previously held various roles at the Israel Defense Forces, including head of cyber R&D department, cyber R&D course commander, cyber R&D team lead, and software engineer. Brickman also participated in the Talpiot Program as a Talpiot Cadet.

To learn more about the nonhuman identity management revolution, visit Oasis Security.

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Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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