ISSUE BRIEF

Defending from Within: How Insiders Threaten Data Privacy

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In the age of increased information collection, analysis and storage, nearly all organizations struggle to respond to and prevent ever-increasing security breaches and cyber threats to their data. Personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), financial data, trade secrets, and national security assets must all be protected, but agencies are increasingly finding that firewalls, antivirus software, and other traditional security measures are not enough. Insider threat, any action by current or former employees or contractors that exceeds or misuses an authorized level of access to networks, systems, or data, is a growing concern.

Download this GBC Issue Brief to learn:

  • What insider threat is, and how you can prevent it
  • The most common ways insiders compromise agency networks
  • How to limit inappropriate access rights in your agency
  • How technology can support data privacy, while limiting performance interruption

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