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How to set up a powerful insider threat program

Security spend continues to focus on external threats despite threats often coming from within the organization. A recent Imperva report (by Forrester Research) found only 18 percent prioritized spend on a dedicated insider threat program (ITP) compared to 25 percent focused on external threat intelligence. And it’s not just the employee with a grudge you need to […]

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Data security in the age of insider threats: A primer

On the last point, one high-profile case illustrated the potential consequences of this behavior: two General Electric employees started a competing company based on trade secrets that they downloaded at work. These two former GE employees ended up with a prison sentence and a $1.4 million fine – a searing reminder that employees do not have the right to […]

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External attackers can penetrate most local company networks

These are the results of a new research report by Positive Technologies, analyzing results of the company’s penetration testing projects carried out in the second half of 2020 and first half of 2021. The study was conducted among financial organizations (29%), fuel and energy organizations (18%), government (16%), industrial (16%), IT companies (13%), and other sectors. During […]

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Insider Threat Mitigation for U.S. Critical Infrastructure

Inside Jobs: Why Insider Risk Is the Biggest Cyber Threat You Can’t Ignore

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2022 and the threat landscape: The top 5 future cybersecurity challenges

2022 is going to be a year of building greater resiliency and integrating this into all aspects of business operations. This will require organizations of all levels to review how they are responding to a larger scale of sophisticated threats. To build on the efforts of 2021, CISOs need to address how they can implement […]

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Dutch Insider Attack on COVID-19 Data

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Insider Attack on Home Surveillance Systems

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Insider Threat Report

Insider Threat Report [Verizon] What is Insider Threat? A Framework to Effectively Develop Insider Threat Controls Insider Threats: A Worst Practices Guide to Preventing Leaks, Attacks, Theft, and Sabotage Subscribe to DISC InfoSec blog by Email

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Insider Threat Report

Insider Threat Report – Out of sight should never be out of mind

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Global economic insecurity and rise of insider threats

According to BBC news article by Maggie Shiels (Feb 11, 2009) the world’s biggest software maker has warned companies to expect an increase in “insider” security attacks by disgruntled, laid-off workers. Microsoft said so-called “malicious insider” breaches were on the rise and would worsen in the present downturn. Below are the high points: • With […]

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Unstable economy and insider threats

Image by Pulpolux !!! via FlickrDuring the current unstable economy, organizations face increased threats from insiders during tough economic years ahead. During hard time organizations not only have to worry about outsider threats but will be facing an increased threat from disgruntled employees who might see no future with the organization during unstable economy. During […]

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