Cyber Threat Report: Insider Threats

Cyber Threat Report: Insider Threats"

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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