Focusing on employee intent leaves data vulnerable
It is common for security teams to view Insider Risk as a rare or malicious problem and thus not assign it many resources. Insider Risk is more pervasive than the malicious actor problem, it occurs any time an authorized user puts data at risk--regardless of intent. A narrow definition of Insider Risk leaves sensitive files unprotected from everyday user mistakes.
Siloed visibility into corporate systems
Security teams who rely on built-in data security controls from vendors such as Microsoft, Google and Box lack a comprehensive understanding of Insider Risk in their environment. Additionally, security teams must duplicate their policy and management efforts across all systems in their environment.
Limited protection of IP and other high-value files
Products like endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) only monitor activities that violate a policy. This leads to blind spots unless policies are perfectly written, implemented and maintained. Often, policies are only created to protect compliance data. This leaves many business files, like customer lists, financial reports, product roadmaps and marketing strategies, vulnerable to Insider Risk.
Difficult deployment and management
Products with long deployment times, such as DLP and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) delay effective data protection by taking organizations months if not years to fully implement. Coupled with this, products that significantly impact device performance or have a high per-user cost are often only deployed in pockets of the organization. This limits security visibility into data risk.