Insider Threats

The latest News and Information on Insider Threats including employee monitoring and data privacy.

How Insider Threats Impacts the Financial Sector and Tips to Mitigate

Nowadays, financial institutions are the custodians of more than just money. They are also keepers of sensitive personal and financial data. As the financial sector leans more towards the cloud and other digital technologies, this data is exposed to cybersecurity threats.

What Is Privileged Session Management and How Can It Help Secure Your Sensitive Data?

Privilege abuse is the top misuse-related reason for data breaches according to the 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon. To mitigate the risk of data leaks and other incidents, it’s crucial to enhance the protection of critical assets and keep a close eye on the activity of privileged users. Yet it can become a real ordeal for an IT security manager not only to secure access to their organization’s servers but also to track and manage all privileged sessions.

How secure is your UPSI as SEBI tightens its reins on Insider Trading?

In September 2021, the Indian Markets Regulator, Security, and Exchanges Board of India (SEBI) banned an employee of an Indian MNC headquartered in Bangalore and his counterpart, an employee of a leading Global information technology company from trading in stock exchanges till further orders. An impounding of illegal proceeds of 2.62 crore rupees were generated through insider trading activities. This is just an example of insider trading.

Insider Threat Indicators and Detection: When Employees Turn Ransomware Accomplices

Late December 2021: A company coming off a record year for revenue growth was preparing to ramp down for a week to celebrate the December holidays. However, unbeknownst to the company, just a few days prior, one of its longest-serving employees had been recruited by a ransomware group. The employee had responded to a posting on a computer hacking forum asking for access to corporate networks in return for cash payouts.

Combatting Insider Threats in Remote Learning Environments Introduction

Remote learning is now an inevitable reality for academic institutions. Even before the pandemic, remote learning was on the rise. The pandemic has only made that trend more pervasive and dominant across institutions, most notably among the public schools. The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), a federally funded threat intelligence and cybersecurity advisory organization, recorded a 19% increase in cyberattacks targeting K-12 schools in the 2019-2020 school year.

Use Egnyte to Guard Against Insider Threats from Outgoing Employees

One of the biggest societal trends of 2021 has been the “Great Resignation.” For a variety of reasons—including a robust job market and the ongoing impact of the global pandemic—an average of 3.8 million U.S. workers quit their jobs on a monthly basis so far this year. That’s on pace to be the highest resignation rate on record, and the trend recently expanded to include international locations, such as Germany and Denmark.

How Insider Threats Impacts the Financial Sector and Tips to Mitigate

Remote learning is now an inevitable reality for academic institutions. Even before the pandemic, remote learning was on the rise. The pandemic has only made that trend more pervasive and dominant across institutions, most notably among the public schools. The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), a federally funded threat intelligence and cybersecurity advisory organization, recorded a 19% increase in cyberattacks targeting K-12 schools in the 2019-2020 school year.