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Best Practices for Managing 'Insider' Security Threats, 2014 Update

Published: 17 June 2014

ID: G00255544

Analyst(s): Andrew Walls


The threat from insiders is not new, but recent high-profile incidents have renewed interest in effective mitigation of insider threats. Threats directly driven by human behavior require a multifaceted approach that blends technology, process and an understanding of behavioral science.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Minimize the Opportunity: Maintain Foundation Security Technology to Monitor and Analyze Employee Interaction With Infrastructure
  • Increase Detection: Integrate Improved Activity Monitoring and Analysis of Behavior Patterns in Internal and External Infrastructure to Provide More Comprehensive Visibility
  • Build Support: Transform the Security Awareness Into Behavior Influence Incorporating PCS Concepts to Build Self-Reinforcing Social Structures and Motivation That Encourage Positive Security Behavior
  • The Bottom Line

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