Protecting your organisation from insider threats

Steve Armstrong, Regional Director UK, Ireland, and South Africa at Bitglass, considers the unique security challenges posed by insider threats, how the transition to the cloud has made it even harder to protect against them, and what tools are available to help organisations keep their sensitive data secure – wherever it may be.
The traditional focus of IT security has been on keeping external threats out of an organisation. However, there’s recently been a significant rise in the volume and frequency of security breaches caused by disgruntled, careless, or negligent insiders.
Also of interest: Impersonation attacks targeting organisations rose by 70% in 2019