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90% Of Organizations Are Vulnerable To Insider Threats

intelligentID | November 17, 2017

Cybersecurity Insiders conducted a survey of 470 professionals regarding cybersecurity issues, and 90% admitted to feeling vulnerable to insider attacks.

Cybersecurity Insiders conducted a survey of 470 professionals regarding cybersecurity issues, and 90% admitted to feeling vulnerable to insider attacks.

As insider threats have been on the rise in recent years, perhaps it’s no surprise that many organizations have experienced insider threats at one point, with around half experience an attack within the last year. Cybersecurity Insiders conducted a survey of 470 professionals regarding cybersecurity issues, and 90 percent of organizations admit they feel vulnerable to insider attacks. Their responses included that too many users have excessive access privileges, too many devices have access to sensitive data, and the issue of the increasing complexity of information technology.

Insider Attacks

Over half of respondents stated that they have experienced at least one insider attack in the last year, with most answers staying under five attacks. 27 percent of organizations say that they’ve received more than five attacks in the last year as they’ve become more frequent. While organizations once focused on protecting their confidential information from outside hackers, 64 percent are now focusing on detecting insider threats more efficiently. 58 percent are focusing on deterrence methods, while almost half of respondents say their focus in on analysis and post-breach forensics.

Insider Threat Technology

As organizations are shifting to deter insider threats and attacks, they are using data loss prevention, encryption, and identity and access management solutions. A significant amount of companies, 89 percent, are building an insider threat program or already have one in place. This is a good place to start, as we know that insider threats can be even more harmful than a malicious outsider attack. Whether the insider attack is done maliciously or accidentally, it is still done by someone with authorized access to sensitive data and confidential information, which can prove to be detrimental to the organization and their reputation.

The Intelligent ID Difference

Intelligent ID protects your organization against insider threat by monitoring file and user activity across multiple channels and alerting administrators to abnormal or risky behavior on your endpoints. Our team has researched hundreds of real-world insider threat incidents in order to produce a robust feature set geared toward protecting your organization’s employees, data, and resources. We focus on your network’s endpoint (both a design and philosophy unique to our solution) and maintaining the broadest possible spectrum of monitoring; intelligent ID has your data security covered in the most comprehensive way available.

Intelligent ID recognizes each step in a such an Insider Threat and includes multiple functionalities to address them all.

Intelligent ID is endpoint-based user monitoring and analytics software that secures organizations’ business assets by continuously monitoring and alerting management to suspect events taking place anywhere an endpoint may travel. This includes data loss or theft activity, compliance infractions, workplace liability issues, inefficient use of time and resources, infrastructure concerns, insecure file access, and more. For further information, visit us at www.intelligentid.com or contact us at info@intelligentid.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+!

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