Most Data Breaches Originate Behind Your Defenses

intelligentID | November 15, 2017

While you want to keep your information safe from outsiders, the majority of data breaches originate from those you trust the most inside company walls.

While you want to keep your information safe from outsiders, the majority of data breaches originate from those you trust the most inside company walls.

Every business is at risk of cybercrime and sensitive information theft, as the majority of data breaches happen inside company walls. Cybercrime is all about risk management, and between accidental human errors and malicious former employees, every organization needs to know how to protect against the risks of the insider threat.

Rise Of Insider Threat

As we’ve seen with recent data breaches of major companies and small businesses around the world, the insider threat is cause to a majority of cybersecurity breaches. At Intelligent ID, we have always stressed the need for proper endpoint monitoring and compliance protocols, but now, mainstream media is stressing the importance of targeting the insider threat – one of Intelligent ID’s specialties in data security.

Reasons Behind The Insider Threat

The insider threat is split into two circumstances: accidental or malicious. Unintentional insider threat happens more often than one may like to think, as employees are unaware that they’ve done anything wrong when they’ve put the entire organization at risk. This could happen by accidentally sending an email to the wrong person with personal information or confidential data, using public wifi to download company documents, or opening a phishing email with a malicious link.

Of course, the insider threat could also be done maliciously, either to sell sensitive data or to retaliate against a company after being fired. This type of data loss can come from a malicious hacker posing as an authorized user by using false credentials. If the individual obtains access to the computer system or networks, they can cause a lot of harm to the entire organization and steal confidential data.

Intelligent ID Solution

At Intelligent ID, we know that the insider threat is one of the top challenges facing an organization’s security, and we know how to protect your business to stop an accidental or malicious threat from occurring. We protect your organization 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.

For example, Intelligent ID can:

  • Identify usual levels of file transfers of files over a given period of time
  • Alert you when sensitive data is being moved to cloud storage such as Dropbox
  • Monitor files exported from your SAP system
  • Alert you of sensitive documents printed, even if they are printed offsite or from a non-company printer
  • Send alerts on risky keywords such as violent or sexual terms, current M&A names, administrator passwords being used by non-admins, or company-specific terms
  • Identify files moved to external media with the option of automatic encryption
  • Monitor files accessed, modified, or deleted from directories containing sensitive data
  • Alert administrators when a user logs into a web-based application using credentials that do not match their own

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 or contact us at Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+!

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