Insider threat is rapidly becoming one of the biggest concerns for security teams and C-suites alike. But here’s the most challenging thing about insider threat: it can’t be approached the same way you defend against external threats, or you’d bring your business to a halt. Risk to data due to employee behavior can never be fully avoided because it would require organizations to give up all the benefits of productivity and collaboration. Insider threat is an unavoidable product of our new world of work. Here’s what we mean:
The modern world of work looks vastly different than even five years ago. Companies in every sector are evolving at their core as digital transformation efforts push them to do business in new ways and with new technologies. The expectations and behaviors of the workforce are transforming too. Employees are working remotely and collaboratively with many colleagues, partners and customers. They’re accessing data through cloud products from a variety of networks and devices.. And the way they think about their work is changing, too. As workers switch jobs more frequently, notions of loyalty are waning and employees have a stronger allegiance to the work they do (and the ideas they create) than to the company they do it for. Employees increasingly believe that they own the ideas they create — and 2 in 3 employees openly admit to taking ideas with them when they leave because they think it is their right to do so.
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