Your Greatest Adversary Could Be an Insider Threat - Exabeam

Your Greatest Adversary Could Be an Insider Threat

Dealing with Malicious Insiders

Insider threats are commonly divided into three categories: malicious insiders, careless insiders, and compromised insiders. A malicious insider’s access to and knowledge of the organization’s most valuable assets makes attacks from malicious insiders harder to identify and remediate than those that originate from outside the organization. Organizations must trust insiders and grant them the access and resources needed to do their job effectively; this often includes access to sensitive data that can be sold or potentially used to cause harm to the organization.

If an insider sabotages business operations or steals intellectual property or sensitive data, the financial, regulatory, and reputational repercussions can bring huge fallout; however, conventional security tools offer little detection power to distinguish whether authorized actions have malicious intent.

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