The Silent And
Damaging Threat From Within - The Insider Threat
Why Are Organizations So Vulnerable To The Insider Threat?
Insiders have already
obtained a badge to access significant portions of an organization’s
facilities, a login and password to access the network and significant amounts
of an organizations data.
Insiders also know
what data in an organization has the most value.
to commit a malicious action against the government or businesses
will exploit an organizations vulnerabilities and weaknesses that
are many times overlooked or ignored, and will give the Malicious
Insider the greatest chance of success, without being caught.
Insiders in most
cases know what is checked and not checked, and know when they won't
be checked or challenged.
Insider Threat Damages
Insider Threat continues to be
a serious problem for the U.S. Government, Department of Defense,
Intelligence Community, Defense Industrial Base Contractors,
Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Universities, businesses, etc.
The damages caused to
U.S. National Security and businesses by Malicious Insiders has been
Threat incidents make the front page of news papers or the evening
news, but they happen a lot more frequently then most
actions can compromise an organizations security, affect the
confidentiality, integrity and availability of an organizations
data, information systems and networks, and degrade an organizations
ability to accomplish its mission or business function. In the Navy Yard shooting
incident, life’s were lost.
Whether an organization has just 10
employees or 100,000, the Insider Threat is a security risk.
Information is valuable and in many cases that’s what Malicious Insiders are
after, whether it is Classified Information, Sensitive Information,
Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets, PII, etc. In some cases
Malicious Insiders have
sabotaged networks, or destroyed information systems or erased data.
The NITSIG maintains
the largest public on-line repository of
Incidents, and has received a great deal of praise for
publishing these incidents on a weekly basis to our various
websites. These incidents provide a very clear picture of how COSTLY
and DAMAGING an Insider Threat incidents can be. In the MILLIONS To
Threat Special Interest Group (NITSIG) Overview
The mission of the NITSIG is to serve
as a Trusted Partner / Information Sharing And Analysis Center for
Insider Threat Mitigation.
continues to be a growing demand for individuals to manage or
support Insider Threat Programs.