The insider threat is one of the most significant risk corporate ever faced and even the data shows that more than 70 per cent corporates confirm it and rest 30 per cent is lying or unaware.
Insider threats are cybersecurity threats that originate with authorised users – employees, contractors, business partners – who intentionally or accidentally misuse their legitimate access, or have their accounts hijacked by cybercriminals.
President of IIRIS, Gurpawan Singh says that the insider threat is one of the most significant risk corporate ever faced and even the data shows that more than 70 per cent corporates confirm it and rest 30 per cent is lying or unaware.
As of now, having insider threat is smaller problem but not saying that we have this type of threat is bigger problem because by saying this you are freeing yourself from putting a policy pr program to address that threat, Singh said.
He also explained the four types of insider threats which are Professional, Malicious, Negligent and Oblivious.
User behaviour analytics (UBA) applies advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to model baseline user behaviours and detect abnormalities that can indicate and emerging or ongoing cyberthreats, including potential insider threats.
Singh expressed hope that the threat from insider can be minimised with the collaboration of human resources, security, IT security, analytics and behavioural analytics.