Five Steps to Building an Effective Insider Threat Program
The greatest cybersecurity threat an organisation faces is no longer the malicious outsider hacking from beyond network firewalls. It is the insiders - the contractors, third party vendors and privileged users who already have full access to your company's systems and sensitive data. According to Ponemon Institute’s report 2018 Cost of Insider Threats, the average cost of an insider threat is $8.76 million annually. Addressing this type of threat requires a different approach to addressing external threats; whether unintentional or malicious, organizations with sensitive customer data need to quickly identify and eliminate insider threat.