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Best Practices for Managing Insider Security Threats, 2016 Update

Published: 24 August 2016


Insider threats against IT assets are increasing across sectors, in part because of increasing connections of external threat actors to employees. CISOs and insider threat program managers should use a variety of nontechnical controls and technical methods to fend off these threats.

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  • Key Challenges
  • Insider Threat Environments Covered in This Analysis
  • Start Insider Threat Programs With a Risk Assessment, and Deploy Business Processes and Technologies That Prevent Insider Threats
    • Risk Assessment
    • Prevention Using Business Processes
    • Prevention via Technical Methods
  • Combine Technical Methods With Nontechnical Controls for the Most Successful Results
  • Detection Methods
    • Technical Methods
    • Nontechnical Controls
    • Combining Technical and Nontechnical Controls
  • Start With Readily Available Data to Achieve Quicker Results and Increase the Types of Information Ingested Over Time
  • Start With Basic Data Analytics to Look for Malicious Behavior and Graduate to More Advanced Analytics When Able
  • Use Insider Intelligence Along With Employee Activity Analytics and Monitoring
  • Conclusion


Perry Carpenter Avivah Litan

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