Majority of security systems are installed to try and forestall any external threats to a business’ network, but what about the security threats that are inside your organisation and your network?
Data breaches have the potential to expose a large amount of sensitive, private or confidential information that might be on your network. Insider threats are a significant threat to your business and are increasingly being seen as an issue that needs dealing with.
SecureTeam are experts in cybersecurity and provide a variety of cybersecurity consultation solutions to a range of businesses. They have used their extensive knowledge of internal network security to write this handy guide to help businesses protect themselves from insider data breaches.
Who is considered an Insider Threat?
Insider threats can come from a variety of different sources and can pose a risk to your business that you might not have considered.
Data breaches from internal threats have the potential to cause the loss of sensitive or confidential information that can damage your business’ reputation and cost you a significant amount of money. There are some ways you can attempt to prevent insider data breaches, however.
How to prevent Data Breaches
There are a few simple ways you can try to prevent an internal data breach, including:
Identify your Sensitive Data
Create a Data Protection Policy
Create a Culture of Accountability
Utilise Strong Credentials & Access Control
Review Accounts and Privileged Access
The threat of an insider data breach continues to be an issue to businesses throughout a range of sectors. However, by putting a plan in place for these insider security threats it improves the speed and effectiveness of your response to any potential issues that arise.
It is sensible to assume that most, if not all, businesses will come under attack eventually and by taking the threat seriously and adhering to the best security practices then you can help to prevent an attack turning into a full-blown data breach.