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By Andrew Moore on May 17, 2017 8:08 AM
The sixth practice described in the newly released edition of the Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats is Practice 6: Consider threats from insiders and business partners in enterprise-wide risk assessments. In this post, I discuss the importance of...
By Andrew Moore on March 27, 2017 2:56 PM| No Comments
In the 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, IBM found that 60 percent of all cyber attacks were carried out by insiders. One reason that insider threat remains so problematic is that organizations typically respond to these threats with negative technical...
By Andrew Moore on September 12, 2016 9:00 AM| No Comments
A 2016 study on cybersecurity and digital trust found that 69 percent of organizations surveyed experienced an attempted or successful theft or corruption of data by insiders in the last 12 months. Despite the impact of insider threat--and continued mandates...
By Andrew Moore on September 29, 2014 7:40 PM| No Comments
Insider threat is the threat to organization's critical assets posed by trusted individuals - including employees, contractors, and business partners - authorized to use the organization's information technology systems. Insider threat programs within an organization help to manage the risks...
By Andrew Moore on October 1, 2012 4:43 PM| No Comments
Since 2001, researchers at the CERT Insider Threat Center have documented malicious insider activity by examining media reports and court transcripts and conducting interviews with the United States Secret Service, victims' organizations, and convicted felons. Among the more than 700...
By Andrew Moore on August 8, 2011 5:40 PM| No Comments
The 2011 CyberSecurity Watch survey revealed that 27 percent of cybersecurity attacks against organizations were caused by disgruntled, greedy, or subversive insiders, employees, or contractors with access to that organization's network systems or data. Of the 607 survey respondents, 43...
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