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Cyber Security Solutions for Insider Threat

Pathlock
November 18, 2015

Cyber Security Solutions
Most businesses are concerned about cyber security, and the threats that they face from malicious hackers or cyber criminals attacking their systems via the internet. But cyber security experts warn that an increasing number of cyber attacks come from current or former employees or contractors, who have been given legitimate access to the systems involved. These individuals might be acting on political or ideological motives, seeking revenge for some perceived injustice, or pursuing financial gain. The ultimate outcome, however, is the same: economic, productivity, and reputation damages to the businesses targeted.

According to CERT, the Computer Emergency Response Team, of Carnegie Mellon University:

“A malicious insider threat to an organization is a current or former employee, contractor, or other business partner who has or had authorized access to an organization’s network, system, or data and intentionally exceeded or misused that access in a manner that negatively affected the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of the organization’s information or information systems.”

The risks presented by these individuals has businesses and law-enforcement groups becoming ever more aware, and concerned, over the threat these persons represent.

Businesses are increasingly turning to cyber security solutions to address the vulnerabilities presented by insider threats. Monitoring who is accessing critical data and systems is essential for organizations to prevent, detect, and respond to breaches in secure systems.  

Pathlock Technologies Cyber Governance, or cyber security solutions is designed to provide real-time monitoring of access to business systems and transaction data, to guard against the insider threat that every business is exposed to. If you are concerned with protecting your business against Insider Threat and would like to explore cyber security solutions for your business or organization, contact us to learn what Pathlock can do for you.

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