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Insider Threats

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


Insiders cause 20% of data breaches

Apart from external attackers, organizations need to consider another type of threat when planning their cybersecurity strategy: insider threats. There are different types of insiders. On the one hand, there are people who have secret knowledge and unintentionally create risk openings within an organization; and on the other, there are others who intend to cause harm, motivated by profit, extortion, or personal grievance. This means insiders can be classified as follows.

Automating insider threat monitoring

From ingestion of relevant data sources to automation around threat monitoring, the security engineering team at Netskope utilizes Sumo Logic as a key tool in the protection of their intellectual property. Join this session to learn how something that began as an idea for an easy-to-use dashboards developed into a near completely automated process for data collection and correlation for investigating suspicious activity.

Overheard at the SANS Security Awareness Summit 2022

People have become the primary attack vector for cyber attackers around the world. As the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2022 indicates, it is humans rather than technology that now represent the greatest risk to organizations. According to the SANS 2022 Security Awareness Report, the top three security risks that security professionals are concerned about are phishing, business email compromise (BEC) and ransomware, all closely related to human behavior.


Responding to Change: How to Improve Your Organization's Cybersecurity

The world is changing rapidly, with organizations facing new cybersecurity challenges all the time, forcing them to continuously update their cybersecurity strategies. This is especially relevant when it comes to events that have a global effect, like the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


When To be Suspicious About Work-From-Home Employees (or Not)

Perhaps someone doesn’t answer a Slack message as quickly as they should, or they have long hours blocked on their calendar. Maybe someone doesn’t seem motivated during team meetings or they are slow to complete work. While research has shown that overall, productivity has actually increased as a result of the work-from-home movement, managers know all too well what it’s like to be suspicious that someone is taking advantage of their new work arrangement.


Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Systems: Main Advantages and Disadvantages

As the number and severity of cybersecurity attacks rise each year, organizations are compelled to look for measures to protect sensitive data. The abundance of cybersecurity solutions on the market may create confusion and pressure, as choosing the wrong one may lead to security gaps. Many companies turn to data loss prevention (DLP) systems, since they have been on the market for years. But is a DLP system enough to protect your data?


8 Poor Privileged Account Management Practices and How to Improve Them

Establishing proper privileged account management procedures is an essential part of insider risk protection. There are some common mistakes companies make when managing accounts of privileged users. In this article, we overview eight widespread poor account management practices, analyze their consequences, and discuss ways to improve them. We also take a look at Ekran System’s account management capabilities that you can benefit from.


Avoid These Employee Monitoring Blunders

In September 2021, 45% of full-time employees were still working remotely, and the trend is hard to reverse. People like the freedom of working from home. Without a commute, they save time. Without a boss looming in the background, they can multi-task at home. And, without an office full of colleagues, they don’t have to worry about dressing up or having water cooler chit-chat. While employees see these changes as positives, businesses see remote workers as a bit of a risk.


Addressing Insider Risk with Netskope Intelligent SSE

We’d like to think of our coworkers as trusted team members, collaborating on a shared mission to make positive contributions to the well being of the company. For the most part, this is true, but we must also recognize that our coworkers are individuals who may conduct themselves in ways that are detrimental to the company.


Cloud Infrastructure Security: 7 Best Practices to Secure Your Sensitive Data

Your organization might leverage cloud computing because of its practical advantages: flexibility, rapid deployment, cost efficiency, scalability, and storage capacity. But do you put enough effort into ensuring the cybersecurity of your cloud infrastructure? You should, as data breaches and leaks, intellectual property theft, and compromise of trade secrets are still possible in the cloud.