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Effective Insider Threat Management

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 Whether you call it data loss prevention, content monitoring and filtering, employee activity monitoring,

counter-corruption, insider trading or fraud detection – increasingly organisations have projects and initiatives
to look at addressing the insider threat. Much of this activity is driven by the incessant stream of data loss
stories hitting the headlines in the media, not only in the UK but all over the world.
For the last 10 years all major security studies have highlighted clearly that insiders represent the biggest threat
facing organisations. Unintentional data losses, as well as malicious data theft, are just two examples of insider threats. Insiders are
responsible for the majority of data losses as well as commercial, procurement and financial fraud. Other
insider threats include negligent mis-statement, breach of confidence and inadvertent formation of contracts
(particularly via email).
In order to address insider threat comprehensively, a fundamentally new strategy and approach is required. This white paper, provided by Overtis, reports on how careful selection of insider threat management solutions – within a program involving user education and awareness activities – can deliver significant benefits. By understanding and facilitating approved information flows IT security is less likely to have a negative impact
on usability, begins to enable rather than restrict legitimate business activity, and above all becomes more than just another cost centre.