Insider Risk

7 Steps to Building an Insider Threat Program

Since you’re reading this guide, it’s likely you recognize the threat insiders pose to an organization and the need to proactively build a plan to monitor, detect, and respond to potential and active threats. Insiders pose a real threat – 28% of data breaches are perpetrated by insiders (1), and institutional fraud is almost always an insider(2). With 53% of organizations experiencing at least one insider attack within the last 12 months(3), it’s appropriate for organizations to begin down the path you’ve chosen and build out an Insider Threat Program.

This kind of program requires shifts in corporate culture, corporate communications, hiring and firing processes, and a daily concern that any employee – even those you believe are trustworthy – can, at any moment, become a threat.

This Getting Started brief provides some high-level guidance around the steps necessary to implement an Insider Threat Program (ITP) to proactively identify potential and active threats, as well as to appropriately respond should a threat arise.

Get Instant access

Employee Monitoring Resources

How to Rebrand “Bossware” at Your Company

How to Rebrand “Bossware” at Your Company

How to Deploy Employee Monitoring Software with the Least Amount of Resistance Employee monitoring. Productivity software. Bossware. Whatever your employees call it, not everyone is thrilled with the idea that their company wants to track their activity. While...

Suspicious That Your Work-From-Home Employees Aren’t Productive?

Suspicious That Your Work-From-Home Employees Aren’t Productive?

How To Regain Visibility Into Your Remote Team's Productivity Do you have the nagging feeling that the people on your team that work from home are taking advantage of their newfound freedom? Perhaps they aren’t as responsive on Slack, or block off meeting times as...

Steps to Get Ahead of Insider Threats

Steps to Get Ahead of Insider Threats

Protect Your Data & IP With Insider Risk Mitigation In the current insider threat landscape, security and risk management leaders have a greater need to assess and manage insider risks. They must evaluate and strengthen their insider risk program, including...