Anyone who has a vested interest in cybersecurity recognizes that cyber attacks on our digital systems are increasing…not just in numbers, but in sophistication as well. We would do well to direct our efforts at defending our systems from outsider attacks, but what about the attackers from within?
Research has indicated that a very large portion of our cyber breaches are directly related to insider attacks, both intentional and unintentional. Intentional attacks often result from disgruntled employees or ex-employees and are very difficult to defend against. The problem of course is that such employees are already inside our defenses with access to data. How can we stop them from conducting nefarious operations? Closely monitor the system and conduct employee awareness training is the answer. Monitoring the system allows you to detect if there is unusual activity taking place so you may take action.
To read the full article, visit the National Cybersecurity Institute Cyber Experts Blog.
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