A survey revealed that 99% of UAE organizations experienced at least two identity-related breaches in the past year. CyberArk, specializing in identity security, published a global research report highlighting the impact of fragmented approaches to securing human and machine identities, leading to widespread identity-based attacks. The CyberArk 2024 Identity Security Threat Landscape Report delves into how AI enhances both cyber defense and attacker capabilities, the rapid creation of identities in complex environments, and the extent of identity-related breaches. The report notes that while both human and machine identities are proliferating, security professionals globally view machines as the riskiest. This is partly due to the adoption of multi-cloud strategies and the increasing use of AI programs, resulting in a surge in machine identities requiring sensitive access. Unlike human access, machine identities often lack security controls, posing a significant threat. Key findings include that machine identities are the primary cause of identity growth in the UAE and are considered the riskiest type. 94% of UAE organizations anticipate a 3x or more increase in identities in the next year, with 28% expressing concerns about their software supply chain. Tom Lowndes, Director, Middle East at CyberArk, emphasized the need for UAE businesses to understand the nature of sensitive access and the associated attack surface. The report also discusses the widespread use of AI in cybersecurity, predicting an increase in identity-related attacks, and the confidence of respondents in their ability to detect deepfakes. All UAE organizations surveyed use AI-powered tools, with 35% using AI for advanced analytics and 31% addressing cyber skills challenges. 99% of respondents expect AI-powered tools to introduce new cyber risks. 97% of UAE organizations have been victims of identity-related breaches due to phishing or vishing attacks, leading to a 100% increase in investment in identity-related products or services.