RPA bots learn to repeat tasks performed by humans directly in a graphic user interface (GUI), as if it was an actual person performing the same mouse clicks and keystrokes.
Non-human credentials can become prime targets if they are left unsecured. Security teams must therefore enforce a strong privileged credentials management and security strategy when their companies embrace RPA, just as they would any other privileged user or process.
Generic RPA solutions are designed to automate processes across many systems, and therefore rely on surface-level record and execution mechanisms to mimic user interactions. This can cause the robotic solution to break when something as small as a change in screen resolution occurs.