Cyber Threat Report: Insider Threats
RiskBased Security estimates that 8.4 billion records were exposed in just the first quarter of 2020, a startling 273% rise from the first quarter of 2019. Every industry is expected to have a data breach in 2020, including those in the government, legal, hotels, telecommunications, and healthcare.
Insider threats are people that constitute a security risk and have access to the network and data of your business.
Risk based security estimates that 8.4 billion records were exposed in just the first quarter of 2020, a startling 273% rise from the first quarter of 2019.
Every industry is expected to have a data breach in 2020, including those in the government, legal, hotels, telecommunications, and healthcare.
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Insider Threats are these cyberattacks’ major vulnerability and main cause.
- Reckless Employees: Personnel who disregard the cybersecurity protocol of your firm (inadvertently or negligently)
- Employees with emotional issues are those that aspire to retaliate against their employer.
- Malicious Insiders: Those that abuse their position to their own advantage
- Individuals hired by outside parties to steal, manipulate, or misuse
- information are known as “inside agents.”
- Users from outside the firm who use their access to undermine the network security are known as third-party users.
Human weakness can be a major liability for your business and result in a data breach and monetary loss.
We advise your business to enforce cybersecurity policies right away in order to reduce your risk from insider threats.
Your guidelines should include:
- Continuing cybersecurity education for your staff
- Always alert your IT team to any unusual behaviour and threats.
- Make and keep a list of the user access privileges.
- To avoid hacks, keep your software and programmes updated.
- Apply a stringent password policy.
- Never share your passwords with anyone.
- Never use short passwords that include your name, username, birthday, or any other personal information.
- Use different passwords for each account you have.
- Avoid utilising terms that are typically found in dictionaries.
- As a second layer of defence, always enable multi-factor authentication when possible.
- Never save your login information in a browser.
- Frequently change your password.
- Use a password tester to check the hackability of your password; Microsoft Security Center is our top pick.
- To make a strong, memorable, complex password.
Cybersecurity implementation in the workplace is essential and everyone’s duty.
Although insider threats can be challenging to identify, you can protect your company by taking preventative steps.
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