AST Digital Magazine July/August 2016 - Page 48

Volume 6 Are SSH User Keys β€œThe Big Short” of the Security Industry? The Blind Spot in our IAM Framework and the Dark Side of its Misuse By Matthew McKenna, Chief Strategy Officer and vice president of Key Accounts, SSH Communications Security Matthew McKenna I recently saw the movie The Big Short. For those of you who have not seen it, it is the story of how an investor named Michael Burry foresees that the subprime home loans market is in danger of default. Despite the disbelief of almost everyone, including his investors, he puts over a billion dollars into credit default swaps and bets against the market. We all know how the story goes from here. You may think that I am grasping at straws here in trying to draw a parallel to the SSH protocol and SSH user keys, but I will break it down into three parallels. The first is the understanding of the problem or lack thereof. Second is the challenge related to oversight of the problem. And the third is how significant the impact or consequences are of not addressing the problem in our enterprises. Lack of Understanding of the Problem or Its Scope Much like the subprime loan ΅…Ι­•Π°Ρ‘”MM ΑΙ½Ρ½½°₯́ͽ΅•Ρ‘₯ΉœΡ‘…ЁٕΙ䁙•άΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…Ή₯ΈΝΥ™™₯₯•ΉΠ‘•Ρ…₯°…ΉΡ‘”ΥΉ‘•Ι±ε₯ΉœΙ₯Ρ₯…°…•Ν́₯Ё₯Μ)ΑΙ½Ω₯‘₯ΉœΡΌ½Υȁ΅½ΝЁ₯΅Α½ΙΡ…ΉΠ₯Ή™Ι…ΝΡΙՍΡΥΙ”Έ%Έ)Ρ‘₯́…Ν”‘½έ•Ω•Θ°₯Ή½Ι…Ή”₯́Ή½Π‰±₯ΝΜΈ)=Ω•Θ€δԁΑ•Ι•ΉΠ½˜Ρ‘”έ½Ι±“Šé•ΉΡ•ΙΑΙ₯͕́ɕ±δ½Έ)MM ΡΌΑΙ½Ω₯‘”…‘΅₯Ή₯ΝΡΙ…Ρ½Ί…Ή‘•Ω•±½Α•Ί…Έ)•™™•Ρ₯Ω”΅•…ΉΜ½˜…₯Ή₯Ήœ•ΉΙεΑΡ•…•Ν́Ѽ())Υ±δ΅՜€ΘΐΔ؁‘₯Ρ₯½Έ)Ι₯Ρ₯…°₯Ή™Ι…ΝΡΙՍΡΥɔ聽Α•Ι…Ρ₯ΉœΝεΝΡ•΅Μ°…ΑΑ±₯…Ρ₯½ΉΜ°Α…ε΅•ΉΠΑΙ½•ΝΝ₯ΉœΝεΝΡ•΅Μ°‘…Ρ…‰…Ν•Μ°)‘Υ΅…ΈΙ•Ν½Υɍ”…Ή™₯Ή…Ή₯…°ΝεΝΡ•΅Μ°Ι½ΥΡ•ΙΜ°)Νέ₯э‘•Μ°™₯Ι•έ…±±Μ…Ή½Ρ‘•ΘΉ•Ρέ½Ι¬‘•Ω₯•ΜΈ%Ё₯Μ)„±₯™•±₯Ή”½˜ΡΙ…™™₯Œ™±½άέ₯Ρ‘₯Έ½Υȁ‘…Ρ„•ΉΡ•ΙΜ°½ΥΘ)±½Υ•ΉΩ₯Ι½Ή΅•ΉΡ́…Ή‘½ά½Υȁё₯ɐ΅Α…ΙΡδΩ•Ή‘½Ί…ΉΝΥΑΑ±δ‘…₯Έ…•Ν́½Υȁ•ΉΩ₯Ι½Ή΅•ΉΡΜΈ%Π)‘…́‘½Ή”₯Ρ́©½ˆΕΥ₯•Ρ±δ…Ή•™™₯₯•ΉΡ±δ½Ω•ΘΡ‘”±…ΝΠ)ΡέΌ‘•…‘•ΜΈUΉ™½ΙΡΥΉ…Ρ•±δ°Ρ‘”…•Ν́ё…ЁMM )‘…́‰••ΈΑΙ½Ω₯‘₯Ήœ°₯ΈΑ…ΙΡ₯Υ±…ȁё”…•Ν́MM )Υ͕ȁ­•έΑΙ½Ω₯‘”°‘…́½Ή”±…ɝ•±δΥΉ΅…Ή…•ƒŠL)ΡΌ…Έ•Α₯Œ‘•Ι•”Έ)]‘…Ё‘½•Μ•Α₯ŒΡΙ…ΉΝ±…Ρ”ΡΌό%Έ„ΡεΑ₯…°™₯Ή…Ή₯…°)•ΉΡ•ΙΑΙ₯Ν”έ₯Ρ €Θΐ°ΐΐΐUΉ₯ΰ½1₯ΉΥΰΝ•ΙΩ•ΙΜ°έ”…Έ)•αΑ•ΠΡΌ™₯ΉΥΐΡΌ€Π΅₯±±₯½ΈMM Υ͕ȁ­•έΑΙ½Ω₯‘₯Ήœ₯ΉΡ•Ι…Ρ₯Ω”…Ή΅…‘₯Ή”΅ΡΌ΅΅…‘₯Ή”΅‰…Ν•)…•ΝΜΈ%Έ΅…Ήδ…Ν•Μ°έ”έ₯±°Ν•”Ρ‘…Π€ΔΐΡΌ€Θΐ)Α•Ι•ΉΠ½˜Ρ‘•Ν”­•έΑΙ½Ω₯‘”Ι½½Π΅±•Ω•°…•Ν́…Ή)…ΉΉ½Π‰”…ΝΝ½₯…Ρ•ΡΌ…Έ½έΉ•Θέ₯Ρ‘₯ΈΡ‘”•ΉΡ•ΙΑΙ₯Ν”ΈI½½Π΅±•Ω•°…•Ν́₯́ё”‘₯‘•ΝЁ±•Ω•°½˜)ΑΙ₯Ω₯±•”…Ё…Έ½Α•Ι…Ρ₯ΉœΝεΝΡ•΄±•Ω•°Έ%Ё₯́Ή½Π©ΥΝΠ)„½΅Α±₯…Ή”…ΉΙ₯Ν¬₯ΝΝΥ”Έ%Ё₯́…Έ₯ΝΝΥ”½˜Ι•Ν₯±₯•Ή”Ρ‘…Ё‘…́ё”½ΑΑ½ΙΡΥΉ₯ΡδΡΌ₯΅Α…ΠΡ‘”Α½Ρ•ΉΡ₯…°‘½έΉΡ₯΅”½˜Ι₯Ρ₯…°Ν•ΙΩ₯•Μέ₯Ρ‘₯Έ½Υȁ½Α•Ι…Ρ₯½ΉΜΈ)1…¬½˜I•Υ±…Ρ½Ιδ=Ω•ΙΝ₯‘Ё…Ή½Ω•ΙΉ…Ή”)MΌ°έ‘䁑…́ё₯́ΑΙ½‰±•΄½Ή”ΥΉΉ½Ρ₯•™½ΘΝΌ)±½ΉœόAΙ₯΅…Ι₯±δ‰•…ΥΝ”MM ‘…́±½Ήœ‰••ΈΝ••Έ)…́…Έ•ΉΙεΑΡ₯½ΈΑΙ½Ρ½½°Ι…Ρ‘•ΘΡ‘…Έ„΅•…ΉΜ½˜)…•Ν́…Ή°…́„Ι•ΝΥ±Π°‘…́Ή½Π‰••Έ½ΉΝ₯‘•Ι•)…́„Α…ΙЁ½˜½Υȁ…•Ν́½Ω•ΙΉ…Ή”ΑΙ½•Ν͕́…Ή)™Ι…΅•έ½Ι­ΜΈ%Έ™…Π°ΥΐΥΉΡ₯°=Ρ½‰•Θ€ΘΐΔΤ°Ρ‘•Ι”)έ•Ι”ΉΌ9%MPΥ₯‘•±₯Ή•ΜΙ•±…Ρ•ΡΌΡ‘”‰•ΝЁΑΙ…Ρ₯•Μ…ΝΝ½₯…Ρ•έ₯Ρ MM Υ͕ȁ­•δ΅‰…Ν•…•ΝΜΈ)±Ρ‘½Υ ΅…ΉδΙ•Υ±…Ρ½Ι䁝Υ₯‘•±₯Ή•ΜΝՍ …́A $°)M=`°!%A…Ή½Ρ‘•Ί΅…­”΅•ΉΡ₯½Έ½˜…•ΝΜ)½ΉΡΙ½±Μ°ΝՍ …́±•…ΝЁΑΙ₯Ω₯±•”…ΉΝ•Ι•…Ρ₯½Έ)½˜‘ΥΡ₯•Μ°Ή½Ή”½˜Ρ‘•΄ΝΑ•₯™₯…±±δ…‘‘Ι•Ν́MM )Υ͕ȁ­•έ…́„™½Ι΄½˜…•Ν́ё…ЁΉ••‘́Ѽ‰”½ΉΡΙ½±±•Έ%́ё₯́‰•…ΥΝ”½˜Ρ‘”±…¬½˜ΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…Ή‘₯Ήœ)½˜MM ½Θ…ΈΥΉέ₯±±₯ΉΉ•Ν́Ѽ½Α•ΈA…Ή‘½Ι‡Šé ½ΰό)Ι½΄Ρ‘”Ρ•‘Ή₯…°Ν₯‘”°Ρ‘•Ι”…Ι”Ρ‘Ι•”‘₯΅•ΉΝ₯½ΉΜ)έ‘•Έ₯Ё½΅•ΜΡΌΡ‘”±…¬½Ω•ΙΝ₯‘Ё…Ή½Ω•ΙΉ…Ή”)½˜MM Υ͕ȁ­•δ‰…Ν•…•ΝΜΈ)₯ΙΝΠ°MM Υ͕ȁ­•έ…Ι”Ρ‘”½Ή±δ™½Ι΄½˜…•ΝΜ)„Υ͕ȁ…ΈΑΙ½Ω₯Ν₯½ΈΡ‘•΅Ν•±Ω•Μέ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁ½Ω•ΙΝ₯‘Π(Πΰ((