It’s important to be mindful that unintentional harm can be caused by those who have access to private information. It’s possible to unwittingly become an insider threat to your organization, even without malicious intent.
Threats from the inside can arise from employees, contractors, or vendors who have authorized access to confidential information and systems. They can exploit their elevated privileges to steal data, disrupt operations, or cause other forms of harm. The motivations of insider threats may vary, ranging from deliberate malice to carelessness, or even unintentional mishaps.
Businesses must have the right security measures in place to mitigate these risks and protect their assets from insider threats, both intentional and accidental.
The best defense against insider threats is a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that includes robust authentication measures, regular monitoring of user activity, and proactive risk assessment. With the right tools and processes in place, businesses can reduce their exposure to insider threats and protect their valuable resources from unauthorized access.
It is essential to have a robust and regularly updated cybersecurity system that is closely monitored to protect against potential threats from malicious insiders.
Commonwealth Sentinel can help to prevent and detect insider threats. Contact us for more information.