When it comes to the exposure of risk from insider threats, the truth is the reality has changed dramatically in recent years.
- Three to five years ago, there was no way for a security team to tell if employees took data. Now there is a whole generation of folks who think it is ok to take data on a USB from one job to another and just don’t think twice about it.
- Seven years ago, Slack was born and changed the way employees communicate forever.
- Ten years ago cloud collaborations platforms were in their infancy — can you imagine?
We are in a transformational period, and we can’t afford to wait five more years to understand how to balance the appropriate amount of risk with being a modern company. At companies where products and customers drive everything, security is often forced to accept more risk. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Top security teams are reducing risk by implementing modern insider threat programs that don’t get in the way of employees getting their job done. Here is how your peers are accomplishing this:
1. Understand your data risk and threats
Beginning with an understanding of a business’s most significant data risk and most pervasive threats is step one for any security team looking to reduce their data risk. For example, if you detect that valuable data is being uploaded to OneDrive when your corporate cloud collaboration platform is Google Drive, you may have an insider threat situation on your hands. Implementing a tool like Code42 Incydr™ can provide you ability to detect, investigate and respond to common insider threats scenarios such as this.
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