10 Tips For Reducing Insider Security Threats

This article from TechRepublic is sharing 10 tips with the reader on how to reduce your organization insider threats. According to Wikipedia, An insider threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from people within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors or business associates, who have inside information concerning the organization's security practices, data and computer systems. The threat may involve fraud, the theft of confidential or commercially valuable information, the theft of intellectual property, or the sabotage of computer systems. Here are the summary of the tips. Read more...
  1. Establish a security incident and response team
  2. Use temporary accounts
  3. Conduct frequent audits to look for unused accounts and disable or remove them if possible.
  4. Follow employee termination principles carefully
  5. Identify unhappy employees
  6. Use two-factor authentication
  7. Use encryption of confidential data either in motion or at rest.
  8. Consider third-party products
  9. Don't forget to guard your perimeter.
  10. Consider investments in products and staff more than just "insurance"