From Inside the House: Tackling Intentional & Unintentional Insider Threats

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Dan Lohrmann, Presidio; Earl Duby, Auxiom

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Cybersecurity is so often focused on securing enterprise infrastructures from external threats – for good reason. Cyber attacks are always evolving alongside security protocols, so organizations must stay vigilant. Yet when so many resources are devoted to protecting operations from the outside, it is easy to leave yourself at risk of another kind of attack: insider threats. In fact, a 2023 study from Cybersecurity Insiders found that 74% of organizations are at least moderately vulnerable to insider threats. Insider threats require an entirely different security approach, especially as they bring up an entirely new problem: accidental or unintentional threats. Not all internal damage is done maliciously, with many incidences tied more to human error than criminal intent. The Ponemon’s Institute’s “2022 Cost of Insider Threats Global Report” found that over half of insider threats (56%) came from employee or contractor negligence. Creating an internally secure environment for your organization therefore requires a multi-pronged strategy that can protect against both intentional and unintentional attacks. In this episode of CISO Insights, series hosts Dan Lohrmann and Earl Duby will be joined by security experts to break down what it takes to tackle insider threats.
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