Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Insider Threats to Business Continuity

March 1, 2017 - Most organizations today have programs in place to guard against external threats. But insider threats, whether malicious or unintentional, are not always easy to identify and may be more difficult to protect against. Large and small companies are at risk, and there are things both can do to help prevent security breaches by insiders. This issue can help.

Here's why you need a proactive approach to protecting information assets from authorized users with malicious intent. (Item #1) This article discusses practical steps that organizations can take to protect data and systems from insider threats. (Item #2) More than 50 percent of data breach incidents in 2014 can be attributed to insiders. (Item #3)

While the most modern type of insider threat is often borne by electrons via fiber-optic cable, it is by no means the only type of insider threat. (Item #4) Businesses spend both time and money to protect data from hackers; but what about the security threats posed by insiders? (Item #5) Security lapses don't always involve IT staff or employees with valid user credentials; they can also include business partners, suppliers and contractors, as well as third-party service providers. (Item #6)

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