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SIFMA Issues Second Edition of the Insider Threat Best Practices Guide

intelligentID | February 19, 2018

Rather than only citing malicious insider threats only, this definition now spans the addition of an accidental threat, in which employee negligence or mistakes can result in data loss.

Moving into 2018, it is especially crucial to understand the risks of insider threat to your organization in order to maintain the security of your data from suspicious activity over time. If you are looking for a new way to stay ahead of the game this year, consider citing the expertise of SIFMA’s latest release, the second edition of Insider Threat Best Practices Guide. This collection of best practices and preventative measures is intended to serve as a reference for solutions and preventative measures surrounding insider threat, designed to provide guidance for keeping your organization safe from data breaches throughout the year.  

Defining the Threat

In an effort to emphasize the significance of this issue, the Insider Threat Best Practices Guide provides a broader definition of insider threat based on the factors of the threat itself. Rather than only citing malicious insider threats only, this definition now spans the addition of an accidental threat, in which employee negligence or mistakes can result in data loss. The guide also includes legal updates and case studies within the financial service sector in order to provide insights to the limitations and solutions presented for insider threat in organizations across all sectors.

How Prepared is Your Organization?

One of the many prevalent dangers of insider threat is the implicit nature of these attacks on your data over a period of time. In using the Best Practices Guide, organizations can accurately measure the effectiveness of their existing defense programs and risk management protocol in order to make improvements as necessary.  These measurements and improvements can be made using industry benchmark precedents and existing models as standards for managing the risk within the legal framework surrounding insider threat. In order to provide secure and consistent protection for your organization, consider utilizing a software that offers thorough 24/7 protection against multiple threats throughout the year.

Trust the Experts

Intelligent ID protects your organization with endpoint security by monitoring file and user activity across multiple channels and alerting administrators to abnormal or risky behavior on your endpoints. We offer both data at rest and data in motion solutions to suit the unique monitoring needs of your company, and our team has researched hundreds of real-world insider threat incidents to produce a robust feature set geared toward protecting your organization’s employees, data, and resources. If workers are accessing sensitive data, Intelligent ID will monitor the suspicious activity and notify you if data is being moved or printed either on-site or off-site from your organization.

The Intelligent ID Solution

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