Insider threat: good practices against internal threats

Have you heard of Insider threat? For those unfamiliar with the term, the term is used to designate internal threats, that is, agents who collaborate so that a company is the target of cybercrime.

Despite being a delicate topic, it needs to be worked with the teams, since the collaborator who contributes to the problem does not always aim to harm the company. A simple carelessness during working hours, an open malicious email or a file sent to the wrong recipient can be enough to be an internal threat.

Below are some good practices against internal threats and what to do to avoid them.

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Control access to information
A survey carried out by CA Technologies showed that 90% of organizations feel vulnerable to internal attacks, with the number of people with access to privileged information being listed as the main threat (37%).

Controlling the amount of access to official documents and reports is a way to reduce the chances of internal problems. The company must delegate access to a few and trusted employees. If it is necessary to share information with a large number of people, it is worth betting on documents protected with passwords.