What is the commonality among basketball teams, government organizations, and automobile manufacturers?
Confidential, proprietary, or private information was taken and made public by insiders in each incident. Although the strategies and reasons differed in each instance, insiders’ excessive access to data and lack of safeguards posed the same risk.Because insiders may access sensitive data unobserved and often without suspicion, unlike outsiders, insider threats continue to be challenging for enterprises to counter.
Still, the cybersecurity sector is hardly the first to address internal dangers. The “CIA Triad” of secrecy, integrity, and availability has long been used by espionage to confront and neutralize insiders.