Insider Threats

Insiders: the top threat of 2018
Ali Solehdin
Insiders: the top threat of 2018

2017 brought a deluge of ransomware attacks and data breaches that caused headlines around the world. From the classroom to the boardroom, cybercriminals made their presence known. But in 2018, companies must also turn their attention to the rapidly growing presence of insider threats. In my recent conversations with security professionals, the discussion has moved beyond debating what potential harm insiders could cause, to actually preparing for ways to...

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5 Ways to Improve Insider Threat Prevention
Richard Henderson
5 Ways to Improve Insider Threat Prevention

If you browsed the latest security headlines, you’d probably think the majority of data breaches were related to hackers, political activists, malware or phishing. While the latter two hint at it, the truth is that nearly half of all data breaches can be traced back to insiders in some capacity. While we recently examined the rising of the politically motivated insider, the truth is that most incidents are traced back to employees...

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Political Activists: A Powerful Insider Threat
Richard Henderson
Political Activists: A Powerful Insider Threat

A single person inside your organization holds the power to disrupt and cause costly damage. Up to 43% of all breaches are the result of insiders either inadvertently or maliciously putting data at risk, but it’s these privileged insiders that hold the necessary credentials and access to cause significant reputational damage. By far, the most nefarious of these insiders is the malicious insider with a strong moral, religious or political...

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The Evolution of Insider Threats
Richard Henderson
The Evolution of Insider Threats

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 the fourth and final part of this series, we bring you a glimpse of what the future looks like for one of today’s most...

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5 Ways to Combat the Insider Threat
Jo-Ann Smith
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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