What is an insider threat? Security professionals know that insider threats, by their nature, are a broad-based threat and, more than ever before, can be extremely difficult to defend against. In this article, we will briefly discuss the possible risks, as well as some options for building up your defenses.
BetterCloud released its first insider threats report: “State of Insider Threats in the Digital Workplace 2019.” The report found that 91 percent of IT and security professionals surveyed feel vulnerable to insider threats, and 75 percent believe the biggest risks lie in cloud applications like popular file storage and email solutions such as Google Drive, Gmail, Dropbox and more.
Data security isn’t just a software issue. It’s far more physical than you think. While the discussions around cybersecurity awareness are primarily centered around workforce awareness, firewalls, passwords and mysterious black boxes, it’s important to note that a staggering amount of security breaches don’t involve logins, passwords or code at all. They involve people, hardware and a deafening lack of preparedness. In the age of all things cyber, are we dropping the ball when it comes to the physical threat?
The National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF), operating under the joint leadership of the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence, announced the release of the “Insider Threat Program Maturity Framework.”
Data from the Multigenerational Workforce and Insider Threat Risk study indicates 64 percent of respondents agree careless employees or contractors are the most common cause of insider threats. This directly correlates with recent data from the Ponemon Institute showing negligent insider actions caused 64 percent of all insider threat incidents in the past 12 months.
This Privilege Identity Management solution from AlertEnterprise is designed to ensure that privileged (elevated) access is not misused by system administrators – either intentionally or unintentionally.
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