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Top Four Security Failures in Robotic Process Automation

Published: 09 February 2018

ID: G00344636

Analyst(s): Cathy Tornbohm , Dionisio Zumerle


Enterprises increasingly deploy RPA bots to automate repetitive low-value operations. Security and risk management leaders must ensure transaction monitoring, credential management and script reviews are in place to prevent fraud and avoid data leaks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Avoid Failure No. 1: Do Not Reuse Human Credentials With Bots
  • Avoid Failure No. 2: Beware of Breaks in Segregation of Duties
  • Avoid Failure No. 3: Ensure the RPA Tool Provides a Full Audit Trail and Essential Security and Compliance Features
  • Avoid Failure No. 4: Secure the RPA Life Cycle, Not Just the Operation

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