Veriato Insider Threat Detection Solution

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Insider threat ranks as the #1 fastest growing cybersecurity concern according to a recent survey of 4,500 CIOs and technology leaders across the world
In 2017, 60% of security breaches involved internal actors
The median days to resolution of an Insider Breach is 50 days, second only to Malicious Code at 55 days, but more than double Ransomware (22), Web Attacks (21), Phishing (20), Denial of Service (18), Stolen Services (14), Malware (6) and Botnets (2)

Sources of Insider Threat:


Entitled Eddie

This insider believes he has an unquestionable right to his work product, even when he intends to take it with him and use it to compete with his current employer. He exploits his access to the work product and his knowledge of valuable information for personal gain. He typically acts alone.

Disgruntled Debbie

Unlike some insiders, Disgruntled Debbie is not motivated by financial gain. Instead, she feels justified in exacting revenge on the organization for real or preceived slights. There are many well known causes of employee disgruntlement. Luckily, she is more predictbale and easier to detect than other malicious insiders.

The Ringleader

This insider does not work alone. She wants more than what she helped create. She wants information she doesn’t have access to because it falls outside of the scope of her responsibilities. Often, Ringleaders want to go into business for themselves or work for the competitor. They are typically motivated by financial gain.

The Imposter

An external actor who has gained accesss to insider credentials or a former insider who has retained access logins. Imposters typically target individual, service, or shared accounts as well as other privileged credentials.

The Mole

The Mole is the quintessential double agent. Working inside a company, but works for the benefit of an outside entity. The Mole typically possesses specialized skills “often in science or engineering” involved in creating IP and has access to the organization’s most critical data.
of employees who leave an organization say they take sensitive data with them.
of data security breaches are from internal sources.

Types of Insider Threats

Data Leak

Traditional preventative security measures need to be augmented with tools built to capture, analyze and when needed, alert on insider activity and behavior. DLP solutions are not built to deal with the intentional, malicious insider. The list of widely publicized leaks and breaches stemming from inappropriate access to corporate data is long and growing steadily.

Intellectual Property Theft

Experts consistently maintain that upwards of 70% of a corporation's value is found in Intellectual Property ("IP"). While IP theft represents a small percentage of the number of insider attacks, as much as 50% of the economic damage stemming from insider threats is a result of the theft of intellectual property. Securing critical information like trade secrets has never been more critical.

Privilege Abuse

All employees have some level of access to corporate data and systems. Some, by the nature of their positions, have elevated privileges. Frequently these are employees involved in the creation of the products and services that make up the organization’s value proposition or have access to sensitive data types like customer records, financial information, and employee PII, and sensitive systems that, if subject to sabotage, can bring an organization to a halt.
In all Insider Threat cases, having a solution in place that focuses on the activities and behaviors of the people interacting with corporate resources fills a critical blind spot, and gives the organization the visibility it needs to detect risk, and prevent attack.

Because the insider already has internal access, accounts and corporate assets, the primary focus for effectively dealing with insider threats is detection.

Dr. Eric Cole, SANS Faculty Fellow

How We Help

The Veriato Approach to Insider Threat Detection

Our solution combines the most complete visibility into user activity with the benefits of user behavior analysis. This translates into more chances to detect, and prevent, an insider attack.

How it Works

People are the perimeter. Secure yours.