As we all know, RPA is about enabling robots to perform processes and activities being done by humans.
which essentially means…
Robots would also have access to confidential data/credentials that humans have
And if that combines with any faulty design of automation workflows
can pose a Security Threat…
And security is non-negotiable factor for any enterprise or organization.
Thus, understanding potential security risks associated with a typical RPA project is important.
Let’s have a look at some of the risks outlined below:
- Robots having access to credentials normally used by human workers.
- Robots have access to privileged information: personal data of company staff, financial data.
- Unauthorized modifications of automation workflows in the development or testing phases.
- Unauthorized modifications of automation workflows or runtime parameters in the production environment.
What else do you see can be a security challenge for any RPA project?
Feel free to add.