Insider Threats News, Articles and Updates

If you could break into your company systems, what would you do?

Privileged access - not people - is the true insider threat says David Higgins. Securing privileged accounts should be on-going with continuous evaluation and adjustments to improve security as the threat landscape changes.

Insider threats, access rights management and the GDPR

Simon Cuthbert explains the importance of Access Rights Management when it comes to meeting the GDPR's principle of least privilege.

Insider comes back for revenge, sentenced to three years inside

A malicious insider who came back for revenge on the paper company that once employed him has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

Uber drives down alert fatigue with customised data sets

To combat alert fatigue among its security analysts, transportation service Uber applies specially customised data sets to flagged incidents to help distinguish between genuine threats and non-malicious activities.

Is your company equipped to handle insider threats? Educate & monitor

Faith MacAnas discusses best practices for business owners to defend their company against insider threats, whether malicious or inadvertent, with education and monitoring the key responses.

73% of organisations worldwide have increased IT security spending

More than a quarter (26 percent) of organisations were breached in the last year.

Why blind businesses are being threatened by hapless users

Matthias Maier examines why some businesses are worried about the threat posed by internal users and what can be done to combat them.

Past behaviour did not stop leaker from accessing sensitive NSA Data

The NSA's latest alleged leaker apparently had a variety of issues, including alcohol abuse and criminal charges, which did not cast doubt on his security clearance.

Former NSA deputy director talks Snowden, pardons and privacy [Video]

Chris Inglis, former deputy director at the NSA, says the organisation had not been prepared for an insider threat of the magnitude of Edward Snowden and rejected calls for him to be pardoned.

Former US national security official criticises background checks

Keith Lowry took time on a trip to Australia to warn that background checks do not make the cut when trying to stop insider threats.

How Organisations Can Better Protect Customer Data from Insider Threats

Dana Simberkoff discusses what organisations can learn from the Sage incident and how to stop insider threats in their tracks through policy creation and internal safeguards

1 in 50 employees a malicious insider?

A survey recently conducted by Imperva showed that 36 percent of surveyed companies have experienced security incidents involving malicious employees in the past 12 months.

How to stop a 'Hillary' in your organisation

Stacy Leidwinger looks at the Hillary Clinton email scandal and how companies can avoid the potential security risk of staff using shaddow IT.

ISIS radicalises 'lone wolves' through strong social media presence

The recent tragedy at the Orlando nightclub has perhaps given new meaning to a report by ICIT on how radical groups like IS use social media to radicalise potential recruits

Protecting yourself from the inside out

Mav Turner shares top tips to help IT pros address the growing issue of insider threats within their business.

Have retailers secured themselves against the Insider threat before you head to the checkout?

The entire company must be aware of security risks, and their role, with safeguards in place to make it harder for mistakes to happen, as well as training to raise awareness of the consequences of a leak says Jens Puhle.

Video: The insider threat versus identity and access management

What are organisations doing wrong when it comes to dealing with the insider threat? That was the topic of conversation when we sat down recently with Mark McClain.

Organisation: Know thy employees to detect and mitigate security risks

Cyber-security threats are continuing to increase around the globe, including at small and large organisations in the United Kingdom says Mat Ludlam.

Insider threats are present in 100% of studied environments

Insiders pose the biggest risk to business data since they are given trusted access to sensitive data, yet they often go completely undetected.

Insider threats aren't always malicious: how organisations allow employees to continue to be the weakest link

Norman Shaw unpicks the innocent mistakes that employees make which, unlike cyber-security, there's no budget to reduce.

While hackers hit the headlines, insider threats should not be forgotten

Insiders with authorised access to sensitive information represent credible and growing security threats, which businesses should ignore at their peril says Mark Kendrew.

Recognising and combating insider threat

When looking for the insider threat, don't assume you will find a Snowden or Manning in your midst - you may find instead that someone in a trusted position has become an unwitting helper for an outside threat, says Dr Eric Cole

40% of security experts predict insider data breaches in coming year

Partially attributed by poor enforcement policy, almost half of security professionals feel a breach will occur in the next year and will be conducted by an insider.

RSA: Insider threats – "People are the new perimeter"

Rashmi Knowles, RSA's chief security architect, warns of the looming dangers of the disgruntled, vengeful or merely careless employee.

Finance and HR: biggest data security risk according to new study

New research conducted by Clearswift shows that finance and HR departments represent the biggest information security threat to business.

Could your user access mismanagement cost you £2m?

Predictive analytics can scrutinise employees' network activities to forestall fraud and other insider threats, says Paul Dyson.

Users could sue Ashley Madison for failure to control data

Caught with its pants down, Ashley Madison clearly failed to practice safe security. How damaging is this for the company and could users take it to court?

Securing your organisation from insider threats

Living in a networked world has its advantages, but it also leaves organisations vulnerable to exploitation by malware, inadvertent employee actions and malicious attacks, says Salo Fajer