This no-nonsense guide to insider threat management is intended to help get you up to speed, fast. Key takeaways include:
• The consumerization of IT and remote working — paired with the high margin for human error in the use of corporate applications — have caused a dramatic increase in insider threat risks in the last decade.
• Insider threats affect every industry in different ways, but across industries can cost organizations millions of dollars on an annual basis, or hundreds of thousands of dollars per incident.
• Employee and contractor mistakes cause two out of three insider threat incidents, which suggests the vast majority of insider threats can be prevented with the right strategy in place.
• Since people are at the center of every insider threat, putting people first is essential when creating an insider threat program. Think people, process, technology — in that order.