Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Insider threats are more difficult to detect/prevent than they were in 2011

According to new research from the company Vormetric, approximately 54% IT-administrators believe that now more and more difficult to identify and prevent insider attacks, compared with 2011. 46% of respondents admitted that they suffer from similar threats. The reason for careful attention to insider activity was the scandal of Edward Snowden.

The main problem for 63% of the respondents was that the rights of employees to abuse their privileged status. 35% are concerned about the protection of the clouds, 36% think about network extensions, and 27% are afraid of APT, which can steal personal data. On the other hand, more than half of the organizations have begun to deal with insider threats, highlighting this extra money from the budget.

The recent scandal of Edward Snowden made the organization more closely relate to the risks that are caused by the activities of employees. 45% of companies reported changes his views on insider threats.

Such attacks pose a huge threat not only to public institutions, but also for financial companies and large corporations who work with large amounts of data. Most administrators do not even notice the theft of information or suspicious behavior of users. That is why it is so important to pay attention to the study of insider risks.

The time has come to start protecting what matters, and the time is now to start protecting data.

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