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IDG Contributor Network: Mitigating insider threats - a technical perspective

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 7, 2016.

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    After people and process, another way to combat the insider threat is from a technology perspective and look at the various devices that can be leveraged to reduce this threat.

    Insiders are tricky because they represent a demographic that is largely trusted; employees have presumably been vetted and gone through the HR process; they have been interviewed by managers and potential colleagues to assess their knowledge and capabilities; and if to be engaged in work in support of the government, have obtained some level of clearance for access to classified information, networks, and systems. The incidents with Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden have revealed just how damaging an insider can be in obtaining and making public highly sensitive information.

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