All technologies have security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by bad actors. Luckily, new technologies have well-established and battle-tested mitigation plans for their known security risks, enabling developers to detect security vulnerabilities at all levels of the technology stack. Empowered by these insights, technology leaders can create and deploy security mitigation plans to reduce and eliminate these risks.
With Robotic Process Automation (RPA), common security concerns focus on human user access management, bot privileges, data security, and meeting security regulation requirements. The three leading RPA software providers, UiPath, Blue Prism, and Automation Anywhere, offer many native security features and the ability to integrate with more robust security tools. Developers guiding clients through “first steps” of RPA must ensure necessary software approvals and accompanying workflow systems are obtained and maintained. From advising on the integration in the broader security landscape to employing best practices in development and testing, technology leaders should work with stakeholders across every step of their automation journeys to provide them with confidence that they have the highest appropriate level of automation security.