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Strategies for Midsize Enterprises to Mitigate the Insider Threat

Published: 17 January 2020

ID: G00451251

Analyst(s): Paul Furtado


The biggest threat to any business is the one that walks through the front door every day. Midsize enterprise CIOs must prioritize the security threat employees, contractors and integrated third-party partners represent as part of a comprehensive security program.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Implement the Rule of Three for Insider Threats
  • Establish a Culture of Security by Developing an Insider Threat Security Team
  • Mitigate Insider Threat Risk by Implementing Behavioral Technology and Sound Governance Practices
  • Make Insider Threat Mitigation Manageable by Focusing on and Monitoring “High-Risk” Assets and Accounts

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