Don’t be blind to insider threats
With four high-profile insider threat breaches in the last week – now is the time to start your insider threat program.
Most cybersecurity vendors focus on stopping external attacks and breaches. Arguably, insider threats can be even more dangerous and costly due to various factors:
- Employees know what data is worth stealing and the value of it
- Employees know way around the inside of the corporate network
- Employees have legitimate credentials, so theft and malicious activity can go undetected for a long time
However, insider threats are not only limited to employees with malicious intent. While they are the ones that can cause the most severe damage by stealing highly sensitive data and information, the uneducated user can inadvertently cause as much damage through lack of cyber awareness.