According to a PwC – US State of Cybercrime Survey, 44% of data breaches are attributed to the insider threat.
An insider is anyone that has administrational access to manipulate your sensitive data. This includes employees, CEOs and contract workers, to name a few. Whether it’s malicious or negligent intent, compromised data is still compromised at any angle that you view it.
Luckily, advancements in technology have a positive outlook on keeping sensitive data. Advancements like machine learning allow the user to categorize and actively watch sensitive data intently. When that data is breached, the admin is notified quickly and with evidence; insuring a deep forensic investigation into the breach.
We’ve reviewed 5 emerging technologies in the field of insider threat mitigation. These technologies hold promise for future threat mitigation.
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
- Machine Learning
- User behavior Analytics
- User Activity Monitoring
- Privileged Access Management