10 Ways To Prevent Computer Security Threats From Insiders
SearchSecurity, May 23rd, 2019
June 2, 2019,
Volume 254, Issue 5

Whether via the spread of malware, spyware or viruses, insiders can do as much damage as outside attackers. Here's how to prevent computer security threats from insiders.

David Bianco writes in SearchSecurity, "The 2001 unmasking of insider Robert Philip Hanssen as a Russian spy taught the FBI a harsh lesson that most organizations have yet to learn: There's great danger from those we trust the most.

We've gotten pretty good at protecting our perimeters, but most of us do a less-than-adequate job protecting our enterprises from employees (current and former), business partners, contractors, interns and even customers. While most of our attention is focused on internet-based attacks, insiders cause the vast majority of security incidents and can do the most damage. It makes sense: They have intimate knowledge of our network layouts, applications, staff and business practices..."

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