Insider threat isn’t slowing down
Insider threat mitigation has been on the priority list for most security teams for several years now. But more and more, it’s working its way into the C-suite, as top-level business leaders recognize that figuring out how to stop insider threats is critical to both protecting and enabling business growth. Despite the increased awareness, the scary reality is that the insider threat problem isn’t slowing down. Insider threat incidents are increasing — and they’re growing more costly for companies to deal with. Every week, a new high-profile case makes headlines, spanning every industry: Two of America’s most recognizable names, Hershey and Coca Cola, are fighting back against former employees that stole trade secrets. A disgruntled Capital One engineer put millions of customer records at risk. Apple has been mired in various IP theft lawsuits with former employees. Even the biggest name in data loss protection (DLP), McAfee, couldn’t stop departing employees from walking out the door with valuable trade secrets.
Insider threat is embarrassing companies — and hurting their business in measurable ways — with increasing frequency. So, what are most security teams doing about it?
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