Date: Thursday, January 28th at 11am PST / 2pm EST
Forrester researchers predict that the remote-workforce trend will drive a steep rise in insider threats. The report says insider threats are already responsible for 25 percent of data breaches and in 2021 that percentage is expected to jump to 33 percent. While “regular” insiders may turn malicious for a variety of reasons, 2021 can expect to see threats emerge from unexpected sources.
To start with, attackers will act as deep undercover agents who will enter organizations as trusted employees with the goal of exfiltrating critical information. Organized cells of recruitment infiltrators offering specifically targeted means to dismantle security protocols that an organization has in place to stop insider threats.
Insider threat prevention best practices are continually evolving as the nature of threats evolves. While nothing is ever foolproof, federal agencies such as NIST, National Insider Threat Task Force and other insider threat guidance sources indicate that when properly implemented, an insider threat mitigation strategy can act as a powerful combatant to insider threats. NIST provides a mapping of risk-based security controls which can help organizations create a blueprint for an insider threat program.
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