17 Amazing Blogs on Insider Threats You Should Be Following

17 Amazing Blogs on Insider Threats You Should Be Following

After a string of concerning news about some of the world’s biggest brands falling victim to cyber attacks (Insider Threats?), it’s only natural to devote a great majority of your security budget to defending your business from outsider threats. After all, if hackers can penetrate the gates of companies like Sony Pictures, Target, or the University of Calgary, then it should be evident that you must focus on hardening your security from the outside-in, right? Wrong. While cyber attacks are a [...]

Insider Threats and Their Importance

Insider Threats and Their Importance

Firms around the globe are now confirming that insider threats are a growing occurrence. While this comes as a surprise to few, the lack of focus on this issue seems to be shared by more IT professionals than expected. As enterprise level change is initiated, it is common for firms to evaluate threats first from external sources first, then from within. While the importance in order of security deployment is negotiable, the most dangerous sort of attack may already [...]

How the CTO Uses Data to Fight Against Inside Attackers?

How the CTO Uses Data to Fight Against Inside Attackers?

In the InfoSec industry, CTOs have witnessed many inside jobs also known as insider threats. These threats usually comprise of individuals or groups of people in organizations or companies. These individuals may include employees, contractors, business associates or partners. They try to deliberately contribute to or begin to breach the network of the company to sabotage or steal information. Because these people are already inside the company, they have the advantage of being familiar with how the network works [...]

Is Your Organization at Risk from Insider Threats?

The stark reality of IT security today is that insider threats, from members of your organization, are just as potent a threat as those from outside. We don't like to consider the fact that our employees may be maliciously using business data for their own ends, but ignoring this fact leaves your business vulnerable. According to recent research[i], 62% of security professionals saw the amount of insider attacks they experience increase over the last year. The average frequency of these [...]