President Obama Takes Action Against Insider Threats

President Obama Takes Action Against Insider ThreatsHow credible are insider threats? Enough to create a task force! The risk of insider attacks is so scary that even Barack Obama is taking action. The President issued an executive order earlier this month to create an Insider Threat Task Force. The task force will help prevent future leaks of secrets, like those made public by WikiLeaks.

The executive order represents a shift from perimeter security, to a more risk-based and defense-in-depth approach to protect data. As businesses globally deal with external attacks, the threat of internal threats – from disgruntled employees and contractors, to third-parties with access to databases, is increasing.

Even the most secure organizations often underestimate the risks. With employees spending 25% of their working hours online for non-work matters, EVERY user now has the potential to unknowingly become a risk. Threats have also shifted with the rise of social media. You trust your employees. But is trust enough? Monitoring user behavior and activity is crucial to protecting your data and brand.

To learn more attend an upcoming webinar on November 3rd entitled: Managing Insider Threats: 4 Risks You Need To Mitigate

Kelly Batke

Kelly is the self-confessed technology laggard who works in technology. The good news is she is slowly reaching late adopter status. Kelly enjoys learning and writing about the psychology behind technology—as in why do we buy what we buy, and how does that impact our environment?