A recent study was published stating that Government contractors are approaching internal cyber risk the old-fashioned ‘manual way.’
55% of respondents said employees now get more cybersecurity-awareness training
52% said they have reviewed and/ or re-evaluated employee data-access privileges
47% said they are on higher alert for “potential misbehavior or anomalous network activity.”
41% said they have implemented stricter hiring practices.
39% have curtailed IT administrative rights.
The insider threat has been said to cause over 60% of the issues within an organization. We’re not suggesting new technologies are unneeded. It needs to be understood that the insider threat is a person, and in this, organizations should be focusing on human behaviors – anomalous, suspicious, or concerning nontechnical behaviors – that might cause threats, as well as technological approaches.