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Insider threats
APAC organisations need strategy to stop insider threats
New research shows organisations are failing to address the issue of insider threats during a time when the risk is at its greatest.
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Cybersecurity
Insider threats costing organisations $15.4 million a year
Negligent insiders are the root cause of 56% of incidents while credential thefts have almost doubled and are the costliest to remediate.
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
Lack of visibility into user activity increase risk of credential theft and insider threats - CyberArk
Almost half of organisations in the global survey say their visibility into user logs and user activity is limited, which creates ‘blind spots’ for potentially risky behaviour.
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Cybersecurity
Lack of security controls continues to put organisations at risk
Organisations still operate with limited visibility of user activity associated with web applications, despite the risk of insider threats and credential theft.
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Cybersecurity
Trust no one: Recalibrating security to address insider threats
The high profile cases of Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning also provide an enduring yet often overlooked lesson about insider attacks.
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Cybersecurity
Insider threat report reveals deception in the workforce
Insider threats come from people inside an enterprise, whether they divulge proprietary information with nefarious intentions, or are just careless employees that unwittingly share sensitive data, writes Bitglass product marketing manager Juan Lugo.
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Cybersecurity
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Bitglass?
Today, Techday speaks to Bitglass senior director of marketing Jonathan Andresen, who discusses insider attacks and the best solutions and practices to employ to protect organisations and employees.
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Cybersecurity
Exabeam and Code42 partner up to launch insider threat solution
The solution will give customers a fuller picture of their environment, and will leverage automated incident response to obstruct insider threat before data loss occurs.
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Cybersecurity
Research: 61% of companies have suffered an insider attack in last 12 months
It comes as rapid migration to cloud and remote working and BYOD scenarios leave organisations increasingly vulnerable to insider attacks as a result of the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cybersecurity
CenturyLink launches solution to combat insider threats
The solution employs behavioural analytics algorithms to find malicious user activities and automates the review of privileged account activities. 
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Cybersecurity
Proofpoint acquires insider threat management firm ObserveIT
Proofpoint will hand over US$225 million as part of a new arrangement to acquire insider threat management platform ObserveIT.
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LogRhythm
Routing the enemy within – LogRhythm
While larger organisations and incidents hog the headlines, plenty of illicit activity is slipping under the radar – and staying there.
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Data breach
Finance breaches highlight need for internal cyber vigilance - Bitglass
The financial services sector reported the second-highest number of data breaches in the 12-month period covered by the latest OIAC report.
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Risk
Why businesses need a strategy to combat the enemy within – Ping Identity
While strengthening your organisation’s external defences with the latest tools and technologies makes sound sense, it’s only half a battle plan.
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Identity and Access Management
Protecting organisations from insider threats - Bitglass
The biggest challenge for most external threat actors is gaining access to a target organisation, but insider threats already have this.
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Intellectual property
Nearly half of all employees are willing to share business secrets
Insider threat is real, according to a new report that highlights employee behaviour around sharing corporate information.
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Identity and Access Management
Verizon report spotlights mitigating insider threats
Companies are too often hesitant to recognise, report or take action against employees who have become a threat to their organisation.
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Artificial Intelligence
Security professionals waste 10 hours every week because of poor software
Cybersecurity professionals could be wasting as many as 10 hours per week on tasks because of software that isn’t fit for the purpose.
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Artificial Intelligence
Korean insurance provider detects insider threat through AI
Korean insurance provider KB Life has taken on Darktrace machine learning technology to prevent cyber threats.
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Cybersecurity
Insider threat vendor Securonix eyes ANZ markets with new office, reseller signings
US insider threat and fraud detection vendor Securonix is eyeing up the Australian and NZ markets, as security breaches from within raise concerns.
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Hackers
When innocent mistakes turn into costly problems
While S&R professionals often think “outside-in” first when assessing threats, awareness of internal threats can also be a key requirement.
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Malware
In depth: Mimecast talks email security, insider threats and human firewalls
“The bottom line is, internally generated email, whether staying inside or going out, needs to be part of every organisation’s threat detection."