To ensure that “quasi-insiders” or third parties do not contribute to your enterprise’s attack vector, it’s imperative to develop a third-party governance process to mitigate risk. Read on to find out how.
With companies embracing mobility to maintain competitive advantage in the digital era, information security threats have increased exponentially. Userfriendly technologies such as mobile devices, mobile apps, and cloud storage are often hacker-friendly too, creating opportunities for cybercriminals to covertly infiltrate company data. This opens the door to data loss, reputational damage, loss of proprietary information – not to mention the associated regulatory penalties and potential legal fees. IT bears the brunt of responsibility for information security, yet according to Forrester, internal incidents top the list of security breach causes in 2014.
The world is an uncertain place. Particularly for cyber security professionals, many of whom have learned the hard way that they can’t rest on their laurels. New technologies and fresh threats are constantly emerging, and these threats come from both outside and within organizations. In our 2019 privileged access threat research, we discovered that almost two thirds of respondents (64%) think it is likely they’ve suffered a breach due to employee access, while 58% say the same about vendors.
Meanwhile, the devices intended to make life easier can expose businesses further. Although hostile, external attacks are considered a significant or moderate concern by 61% of businesses, the threat of misused or abused insider access follows very closely behind at 58%. At the same time, 57% of security decision makers perceive at least a moderate risk from Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies and the Internet of Things (IoT) at 57%.
In this fourth edition of BeyondTrust’s annual Privileged Acces
Today’s most damaging security threats
are not originating from malicious
outsiders or malware but from trusted
insiders - both malicious insiders
and negligent insiders. This survey is
designed to uncover the latest trends
and challenges regarding insider threats
as well as solutions to prevent or
mitigate insider attacks.
Our 400,000 member online
community, Cybersecurity Insiders,
in partnership with the Information
Security Community on LinkedIn, asked
Crowd Research Partners to conduct
an in-depth study of cybersecurity
professionals to gather fresh insights,
reveal the latest trends, and provide
actionable guidance on addressing
An interactive white paper describing how to get smart about insider threat prevention - including how to guard against privileged user breaches, stop data breaches before they take hold, and take advantage of global threat intelligence and third-party collaboration.
Security breaches are all over the news, and it can be easy to think that all the enemies are outside your organization. But the harsh reality is that more than half of all attacks are caused by either malicious insiders or inadvertent actors.1 In other words, the attacks are instigated by people you’d be likely to trust. And the threats can result in significant financial or reputational losses.
There's an old saying in information security: "We want our network to be like an M&M, with a hard crunchy outside and a soft chewy center." For today's digital business, this perimeter-based security model is ineffective against malicious insiders and targeted attacks. Security and risk (S&R) pros must eliminate the soft chewy center and make security ubiquitous throughout the digital business ecosystem — not just at the perimeter. In 2009, we developed a new information security model, called the Zero Trust Model, which has gained widespread acceptance and adoption.
This report explains the vision and key concepts of the model. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
Though insider threats are not new, the challenge to get ahead of them has not lessened over the past decade. In this paper you’ll find insights on why detecting and deterring malicious lateral movement is an essential part of an insider threat program, how you can monitor for unauthorized access without eroding employee trust, and how you can expedite the investigation of potential malicious insider activity.
During periods of rapid growth, your business is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks from both malicious insiders, and external threat actors. Extended periods of IT change and consolidation can open seemingly minor security gaps that can quickly become gaping holes attackers will exploit. This quick read will enrich your internal dialog about how to prepare for elevated risk of high-impact cyberattacks.
Today, a range of diverse cyber-adversaries — including nation-states, cybercriminals, competitors, hacktivists, and insiders/contractors — pose financial, reputational and regulatory risk to industrial and critical infrastructure organizations.
The business impact can include costly production downtime, safety failures, and environmental release of hazardous materials, as well as theft of corporate secrets such as sensitive information about formulas and proprietary manufacturing processes.
The challenge is compounded as organizations adopt digitization initiatives and IT/OT convergence to support the business — removing any “air-gaps” that may have existed in the past.
To help security and operations teams stay ahead of the latest ICS/SCADA threats, CyberX — the industrial cybersecurity company founded by military cyber experts with nation-state experience securing critical infrastructure — has partnered with SANS to create educational content about emerging ICS threat vectors and
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Security and risk (S&R) pros have the challenging task of using finite resources (including budget, time, and people) to protect their businesses from every possible attack type. On top of this, S&R pros don’t just need to watch out for threats coming from outside their walls, but must keep an eye on internal threats as well.
S&R decision-makers face threats from three groups of insiders – compromised accounts (internal accounts that have been compromised by external attacks), careless misuse (internal policy violators and those who accidentally leak or expose data or systems), and malicious insiders (insiders who purposefully take or misuse data or exploit systems), and they must be prepared for each.
In February 2017, Mimecast commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the state of enterprise security readiness for internal email threats.
Did you know 58% of healthcare data breaches are caused by malicious intent or negligence of organizational insiders?* Read this HIMSS Media study to learn where security gaps may exist in your organization and what you can do to reduce risk.
The Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite protects industrial networks from cyber threats, malicious insiders, and human error. From threat detection and mitigation to asset tracking, vulnerability management, configuration control and device integrity checks, our Industrial Control System (ICS) security capabilities maximize the safety and reliability of your operational environment.
Deployed as a network or virtual appliance, Indegy’s agent-less solution offers comprehensive security tools and reports for IT security personnel and OT engineers. The Indegy Suite delivers crystal clear situational awareness across all sites and their respective OT assets - from Windows Servers to PLC backplanes - in a single pane of glass.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
"Email-borne insider threats both accidental and malicious are a real and ongoing problem for organizations. A recent commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting reveals many firms have experienced some form of insider security incident in the past 24 months.
Download this report to get the findings. Discover Forrester’s perspective on internal threats and how organizations are responding and how they should be responding."
Today’s most damaging security threats are not originating from malicious outsiders or malware but from trusted insiders - both malicious insiders and negligent insiders. This survey is designed to uncover the latest trends and challenges regarding insider threats as well as solutions to prevent or mitigate insider attacks.
Our 400,000 member online community, Cybersecurity Insiders, in partnership with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, asked Crowd Research Partners to conduct an in-depth study of cybersecurity professionals to gather fresh insights, reveal the latest trends, and provide actionable guidance on addressing insider threat.
Unternehmen aller Größen müssen sich stetig darum bemühen, privilegierte Zugriffe zu
schützen und Sicherheitsverstöße zu verhindern. Angreifer verwenden immer vielfältigere
und ausgefeiltere Methoden, um anfällige Systeme zu hacken. Auch wenn Nachrichten
zu Datenschutzverletzungen durch Externe häufig in den Schlagzeilen sind, müssen
Unternehmen auch in der Lage sein, sich vor Bedrohungen durch Insider zu schützen.
Da heutzutage viele wichtige Aufgaben ausgegliedert oder gemeinsam mit Partnern
erledigt werden, erhalten inzwischen immer mehr Anwender privilegierten Zugang zu
zentralen Unternehmenssystemen. Außerdem ist es für Systemadministratoren heute
unerlässlich, zu verstehen, wie Systeme verwendet werden, wer sie verwendet und unter
Serienmäßige Security-Lösungen können interne/privilegierte Zugriffe jedoch nicht
angemessen sichern und weisen schwerwiegende Lücken auf, die ein Risiko für Ihr
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Jan 25, 2019
"Web application attacks are the top source of data breaches today. The 2018 Cybersecurity Insiders Application Security Report reveals that 62% of cybersecurity professionals are at best moderately confident in their organization’s application security posture. Not surprisingly, about the same number consider their application security strategies immature.Applications play a critical role in supporting key business processes, but organizations are struggling to keep them safe. This eBook examines the 5 best practices for application security.
Read this ebook now to understand:
-Which types of apps present the highest security risk
-Best practices for reducing security risks associates with web applications
-Steps you can take now to secure web applications
Published By: GreenSQL
Published Date: Nov 11, 2014
This white paper contains administrative and operational best practices that should be performed from a security perspective when using Microsoft SQL server. These best practices cover operative instructions and example code snippets needed for DBAs and Server Administrators.
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