Discover the scope of insider threats in cyberattacks to businesses and how to assess and deploy countermeasures to protect your valuable data and systems
Discover the scope of insider threats in cyberattacks to businesses and how to assess and deploy countermeasures to protect your valuable data and systems.
More than a third of data breaches were caused by inside actors, according to a recent report from Verizon.
The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report shows that internal actors were behind 34 percent of attacks in a study of nearly 42,000 cybersecurity incidents.
What does this reality mean for your business? It requires a rigorous approach to security, from monitoring to education, to help prevent attacks from insider threats that can devastate your business.
Insider threats are those that involve employees and other users within an organization whose actions, whether intentional or inadvertent, result in harm to your technology or data. Insider threats include espionage, fraud, sabotage and theft, according to the federal Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
Less malicious, but no less potentially harmful acts include policy violations, carelessness or being duped by cybercriminals that use increasingly sophisticated attacks to gain access.
“These activities typically persist over time, and occur in all types of work environments, ranging from private companies to government agencies,” notes CISA.
Every business executive wants to believe that their employees are well-intentioned and have the company’s best interests at heart. The reality is that sometimes that is just not the case.
Establishing a cohesive approach to cybersecurity is the best way to combat insider threats. Here is a closer look at measures to consider:
At Centerpoint, we help companies with every phase of data security. From initial assessments to ongoing monitoring solutions to data storage and recovery, our teams help companies throughout the Atlanta area reduce the risk of a cyberattack. To learn more, contact us today for an initial conversation about your cybersecurity needs.