The US CISA has released a new tool that allows to assess the level of exposure of organizations to insider threats and devise their own defense plans against such risks.

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released the Insider Risk Mitigation Self-Assessment Tool, a new tool that allows organizations to assess their level of exposure to insider threats.

Insider threats pose a severe risk to organizations, the attacks are carried out by current or former employees, contractors, or others with inside knowledge, for this reason they are not easy to detect.

An attack from insiders could compromise sensitive information, cause economic losses, damages the reputation of the organization, theft of intellectual property, reduction of market share, and even physical harm to people. 

The tool elaborates the answers of the organizations to a survey about their implementations of a risk program management for insider threats.

‚ÄúThe¬†Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)¬†released an Insider Risk Mitigation¬†Self-Assessment Tool¬†today, which assists public and private sector organizations in assessing their vulnerability to an insider threat.¬† By answering a series of questions, users receive feedback they can use to gauge their risk posture.¬† The tool will also help users further understand the nature of insider threats and take steps to create their own prevention and mitigation programs.‚ÄĚ reads the¬†announcement¬†published by CISA.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 Toolkit: Key messaging, articles, social media, and more to promote Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

Held every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online while increasing the resilience of the Nation against cyber threats.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) co-lead Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 Toolkit: Key messaging, articles, social media, and more to promote Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 by [Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency]