Former NSA contractor Harold T. Martin III., who is accused of pilfering mass quantities of highly classified information, will remain in jail until his trial. Martin engaged in "a course of felonious conduct that is breathtaking in its longevity and scale," prosecutors say.
An NSA contractor who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton has been accused of stealing top-secret documents that the U.S. says could endanger national security. The documents are critical to a "wide variety of national security issues," the Department of Justice says.
Bank of the West's new approach to the insider threat is focused less on detection, more on preventing fraud in the first place. David Pollino tells why a "noisy" insider fraud program is more effective than covertly monitoring employee activity.
The insider threat is a dangerous risk to government agencies and their most sensitive data. Monitoring the behaviors internally and identifying corrupt situations based on access, roles and actions is not a luxury government agencies can afford to go without.
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The term Insider Threat brings to mind the malicious employee, motivated by either money or politics to steal data that can be sold on a black market or used to damage the organization's reputation.
According to a Ponemon report, unintentional employee negligence severely diminishes the productivity of the...
When desktops ruled the enterprise, employers may not have claimed to have absolute control over their workers' usage of technology and data, but they surely could contain it. Whether overtly or tacitly, leadership has now empowered its employees. Thanks to mobility, the cloud and other advancements, workers decide...
As a technology professional, you know that data, network and system failures aren't your biggest problems. It's the humans who interact with these systems that cause the issues.
High-risk insider threats - malicious, careless or negligent employees - are one of the main causes of data breaches. Most of the time,...
Close on the heels of the QNB leak, the same attackers have published data that appears to be from UAE-based InvestBank. The dump appears to contain payment card data, as well as a large number of sensitive, internal files relating to the bank's employees and systems.
Today's advanced attacks focus more on exploiting human flaws than system flaws. In 2015, attackers shifted away from
automated exploits and instead engaged people to do the dirty work- infecting systems,
stealing credentials, and transferring funds. Across all vectors and in attacks of all sizes,
Significant threats and massive breaches make front-page news on a regular basis, leaving businesses and consumers wondering whether their data could ever be considered safe again. Major vulnerabilities have been found lurking in well-known applications, many of which had been dormant for more than 10 years. Once...
New details emerging about a breach involving a former Morgan Stanley employee illustrate how a case of inappropriate access to data can blossom into something much more serious. The case shines a spotlight on the urgent need to mitigate insider threats.
Despite the focus on external cyberattacks, insider attacks are almost as common and can potentially cause significantly more damage, says Michael Theis of Carnegie Mellon's CERT Insider Threat Center. In a video interview, he describes how science-based models can help organizations fight the battle from within.
Chris Feeney, recently named president of BITS, the technology and policy division of the Financial Services Roundtable, describes his top cybersecurity priorities, including helping members deal with insider threats.