An insider threat program can help you anticipate and address risky or destructive individual behavior before major damage is done. However, it’s crucial to address insider threats based on a realistic assessment of risks.

To measure cyber security, we understand following domains are important:

  • Know and protect your critical assets.
  • Begin with hiring process.
  • Anticipate and manage negative issues.
  • Consider threats from business partners
  • Vigilance regarding social media.
  • Baseline normal behavior for assets.
  • Comprehensive employee termination.
  • Monitor all end-points.

Why Us for Insider Threat Program

Most companies face far more danger from lack of attention or training by insiders than from actual malice, but it’s still crucial to understand the security risks both pose. Fostering a collaborative culture of security will earn employee buy-in, and provide better results (and morale) than a top down “everyone’s a suspect” approach

It’s crucial to understand that these insiders generally aren’t criminal masterminds, and tend to just opportunistically take advantage of unsecure access policies and lax internal controls. Most attackers (85%) used their own authorized access, but access control gaps generally contributed (69%).

For the careless or inadvertent insider, unfortunately, profiling doesn’t help. And because these accidental threats are much more common, insider threat detection needs to rely heavily on training, supervision and testing, backed up by good security measures. Watching for warning signs can stop the bad guys, but it won’t stop well-meaning ones.

Organizations increasingly use third-party providers—from cloud services to messaging apps—to conduct their most sensitive of business. While it has helped create significant business efficiencies, it involves a high level of trust in a third-party to protect your data. Cloud services and application providers become the de facto data security provider as well.