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Archive: 2020

Functional Requirements for Insider Threat Tool Testing

Functional Requirements for Insider Threat Tool Testing

• Insider Threat Blog
Robert M. Ditmore

Derrick Spooner co-authored this post. Because of the scope and scale of the insider threat, the SEI recommends that organizations adopt a use-case-based approach to insider risk mitigation. In such an approach, organizations iteratively deploy capabilities to prevent, detect, and respond to the greatest threats to their most critical assets. However, the tools modern insider threat programs rely on to collect and analyze data do not adapt themselves to the organization or its changing insider...

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Maturing Your Insider Threat Program into an Insider Risk Management Program

Maturing Your Insider Threat Program into an Insider Risk Management Program

• Insider Threat Blog
Daniel Costa

Having trouble clearly stating the scope of your insider threat program? Struggling with measuring the program's effectiveness? Failing to provide actionable intelligence to the program stakeholders? Lacking consensus regarding your organization's current security posture against insider threats? These are signs that your insider threat program may not be properly integrated with a risk management program within your organization. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of grounding insider threat program operations in the...

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Anti-Phishing Training: Is It Working? Is It Worth It?

Anti-Phishing Training: Is It Working? Is It Worth It?

• Insider Threat Blog
Mike Petock

Phishing attacks target human, rather than technical, vulnerabilities. Some organizations, companies, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals put on blinders and hope it doesn't happen to them. Others try to prevent the problem by paying for anti-phishing training. Speaking from a cybersecurity trainer's perspective, good training should change user behavior and reduce the primary problem: in this case, an incident or breach initiated by a successful phishing attack. Even for effective training, the cost should...

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Technology Trends in Data Exfiltration

Technology Trends in Data Exfiltration

• Insider Threat Blog
Alex Pickering

One of our goals at the CERT National Insider Threat Center (NITC) is to monitor the shifting landscape of insider threat to identify tools and techniques insiders may use to harm to their organization. Our expanding repository of insider incidents shows that the tools and techniques insiders use to exploit vulnerabilities change rapidly as new technologies emerge and organizations evolve how they protect their assets. This blog post will look at the emergence of technologies...

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