Beware insider threats when it comes to data loss.
We've all come to expect the high percentage of insider-caused data loss. But an Intel Security study on data exfiltration shows that breaches are evenly split between accidental losses and intentional breaches. When it comes to the accidental, we can focus on the need for better end-user education. Sue Marquette Poremba suggests that more needs to be done to examine the intentional acts:
"Are they malicious, with intent to bring harm to the company? Are they due to an employee's curiosity, such as wanting to learn more about another employee? Or maybe they are an intentional accident, like accessing sensitive documents without realizing security protocols were breached? In order to address these insider breaches, we need to have a better understanding about why they are happening in the first place. Security leaders need to step up their game when it comes to monitoring network behavior to lessen potential insider threats."
Your company's data — client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details — is always at risk of falling into the wrong hands. And every day, security threats seem to come from a new place.
In this slideshow, we have collected some of the best advice that leading security experts have shared with IT Business Edge recently, identifying areas of data vulnerability and helping you develop strategies for securing your data and information systems.