By Veriato - January 07, 2019
Typically, people think of security threats as outside attacks on an organization. Data security plans tend to focus on securing the perimeter, endpoints, email and data. Though these are certainly critical measures, all organizations should realize the real threat that insiders, or internal employees, pose to operations.
28 percent of data breaches are perpetrated by insiders and institutional fraud is almost always executed by an insider. With 53 percent of organizations experiencing at least one insider attack within the last 12 months, it’s clear that all organizations should take steps to detect and prevent insider threats.
But how do you determine who those threats are? Unfortunately, the problem is more complex than just “malicious insiders,” employees with malicious intent against the organization and are seeking to cause damage. Below are several insider threat possibilities within your organization. Thoughtfully consider which ones are of concern to your organization and what that concern means for your security procedures.
There are several types of insider threats that can pose a risk to your organization. While most organizations focus on data breaches, it’s important to consider each scenario and then take action by investing in appropriate software and developing execution strategies.
By Dr. Christine Izuakor - April 29, 2019
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