Hunting insider threats

Forrester’s model for establishing an insider threat team

Published October 2016

Insider threats are a real risk to business because they threaten both customer and employee trust. Accidental or malicious misuse of the firm’s most sensitive and valuable data can result in customer identity theft, financial fraud, intellectual property theft, or damage to infrastructure.

Because insiders have privileged access to data in order to do their jobs, it’s difficult for security pros to detect suspicious activity.

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