Malicious insiders present real risk to the business. Their inside knowledge and understanding of systems and data make them particularly dangerous, as they are hard to detect and know where the most valuable data resides. Media reports about external threats have thrust cyberattacks into the mainstream, but breaches caused by malicious insiders rarely make headlines. Because insider threats require a top-down approach, executives and boards of directors need education about the threat posed by malicious insiders and how to defend against them.
Following our webinar with guest speaker Forrester Senior Analyst, Joseph Blankenship, we asked him to address some of the questions from the audience around how security leaders can address insider threats with senior leadership. Below are his responses.