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How to Build Incident Response Scenarios for Insider Threats

Published: 27 June 2019

ID: G00380185

Analyst(s): Jonathan Care , Brian Reed


Organizations must prepare for insider threats likely to have negative effects on business outcomes. As part of incident response processes, security and risk management leaders must develop organization-specific, incident response scenarios to improve their information security management programs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Invest in Employee-Monitoring and Surveillance Capabilities
  • Build Profiles and Personas to Develop Incident Response Scenarios
  • Examine Past Insider Threat Incidents, and Use These Scenarios to Test and Refine Incident Response Readiness

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