Motivation, behavior, and/or negligence is what converts insiders to an Insider Threat. The potential risks associated with an Insider Threat are particularly frightening because they already have the necessary credentials and access to do significant damage to your business. Traditional data security tools such as encryption are meaningless: An insider is already authorized to bypass security measures in the same way they can use their network credentials to access your most sensitive data.
So how do you protect your organization from such a prevalent risk? Successful threat detection relies on your ability to identify the threat. This can be difficult to do when you’re looking at your insider audience as a single pool of potential risk. The following is an overview of each Insider Threat profile so you can easily identify behavior and determine an appropriate response when faced with an Insider Threat.