Insider Threats

5 Ways to Combat the Insider Threat
5 Ways to Combat the Insider Threat

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a global campaign run annually to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. We’ve asked some of our leading security experts here at Absolute to chime in on some of the most pressing issues in cybersecurity today. In Part 2 of this series, we bring you insight from Jo-Ann Smith, our Director of Technology Risk Management & Data Privacy, who brings extensive...

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Anthem Data Breach Implications
Anthem Data Breach Implications

There is silver lining to what could have been a nightmare for Anthem: it’s likely the alleged thief was caught before he could abscond with far more data.

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Risky Insider Threat Behaviors & How to Address
Risky Insider Threat Behaviors & How to Address

It’s not surprising that insider threats continue to be a top source of cyberthreats for businesses. Mobility, the cloud, decentralization of IT, and shadow IT all combine to increase insider threats — and there are simply more ways that people can put data at risk.

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Cloud Use Exacerbates Alert Fatigue
Cloud Use Exacerbates Alert Fatigue

It has been estimated that 90% of organizations will suffer at least one security incident this year. There is no question that organizations are suffering more data security incidents than ever before and that more of these incidents are translating into data breaches than ever before. While prevention is always important, detection and response are just as important. Research indicates it can take an average of 256 days to...

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IT Pros Consider People Biggest Threat to Cloud Security
IT Pros Consider People Biggest Threat to Cloud Security

Mirroring the findings from the Business Perception of IT Security, which found that the Insider Threat (careless or uninformed employee actions) were the root cause of most data breaches and the top cyberthreat, the Cloud Security Survey from Netwrix found that 61% of respondents believe their own employees pose more risk to data security in the cloud than anyone else. The second annual Cloud Security Survey polled 600 IT professionals from technology, government, healthcare,...

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