MITIGATE YOUR INSIDER RISKS
Insider threats can be the result of malicious intent or plain negligence. Regardless of how it happens, the impact of insider threat is the same - it can be detrimental to the business. Having the tools to put together the right measures to discourage this insider threat is not only important, it is essential.
CYBERSECURITY THREATS FROM WITHIN
Clearly, it is prudent to build a fortress against cyber threats from infiltrating the organisation. However, with an insider threat, it is also imperative to be vigilant against vulnerabilities from within.
In today’s relentless cyber threat landscape, any form of vulnerability within business infrastructure risks being exploited very swiftly. More often than not, these vulnerabilities come from within the company. Studies have shown that insiders (personnel who have access to internal systems) are responsible for more than half of all data breaches.
Not all threats are caused by malicious intent. Negligence, misuse and accidental data modifications pose the same security problems to an organisation.
RECOGNISING THE FACE OF INSIDER THREATS
Insider threats may compromise a business through its technological infrastructure. The biggest challenge of insider threats is that they are not a technological issue – they are a human resource problem.
Insider threats come in many forms and can be typically characterised as:
This is by far the most common kind of insider threat. With no malicious intent, when an employee or contractor fails to abide by the company’s security policies out of oversight and carelessness, they become negligent personnel that run the risk of causing significant losses to the business.
RULE BENDER: These individuals are typically aware of security policies but choose to bypass them out of convenience for themselves. These rule benders who use security workarounds may be saving company data to a personal device or cloud, leaving it open to compromise.
MALICIOUS ACTORS: These can come in the form of disgruntled or exiting employees who may be tempted to pursue their vendetta against their employer or an agent that works on behalf of an external party with malicious intent. While they may have different motives, the damage that they incur is equally detrimental.
MITIGATE YOUR INSIDER RISKS WITH METCLOUD
METCLOUD offers a suite of services that help businesses navigate through the challenging aspect of insider threats. From helping businesses develop operating policies and educating their teams, to ensuring that robust 24/7 surveillance, the METCLOUD team is ever ready to advise on the best solution suited to your business.
Disaster Recovery Management
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) provides users with efficient strategies and processes to re-establish access to applications, data and IT resources after an outage.
Security Operations Centre as a Service
Never skip a beat in cyber threat detection regardless of the size of your business. Get the cybersecurity detail that you need through technology and expertise from METCLOUD.
Managed Detection & Response
Protect your assets from threats that are designed to circumvent common security controls
Endpoint Protection Services
End-user devices like laptops, desktops and mobile devices need utmost protection from being exploited by cyber perpetrators and threat actors.
Patch Management Services
Patch management services ensure that all devices in your business have the latest updates deployed effectively to avoid vulnerabilities or bugs.
Vulnerability Application Management
One of the best approaches to ensuring cybersecurity and resilience is by having a clear view and understanding of the vulnerabilities in your IT infrastructure.
Email Security as a Service
METCLOUD’s approach to email protection encompasses multi-layered protection against malicious emails.
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