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Insider threats have become the Achilles' heel of most corporate security strategies that rely primarily on access management, network analysis or trying to lock down sensitive documents.
Best practice security strategies realize that it’s critical to focus on the weakest security link in every company… the people.
"Advances in forensic data analytics is becoming an indispensable tool to detect Insider Threats"Ernst & Young Managing Insider Threats, a holistic approach to dealing with risk from within.
Veriato's Cerebral is the industry leading Insider Threat Detection platform.Advanced artificial intelligence (Veriato AI) and completely integrated functionality lets you deploy a comprehensive security solution that:
Because Cerebral works directly on the endpoint, monitoring and analyzing all of a user’s actions, you gain powerful intelligence on each user’s behavior, attitude, as well as the true intent.
Cerebral protects PCs, Macs, and Androids, as well as Windows servers, often the target of outsiders attacking with compromised credentials. Cerebral also secures physical or virtualized endpoints.
Proactive and even predictive alerting lets you rapidly investigate and see insider threats with 100% clarity, so that you can rapidly respond with 100% confidence.
Veriato is endpoint-based, which ensures organizations have complete visibility into user behavior, regardless of application. By creating an audit trail that spans the entirety of a user’s activity – which includes application and resource usage, communications, web activity, and more – detection of threats (both analytics- and action-based), investigations, and contextual response is simplified.
Cerebral continually watches all user behaviors on every Windows workstation and server, MAC and Android device. It monitors all files, application, emails, chats, internet and network usage, psycholinguistics and more.
Veriato AI continually analyzes all user behavior for signs of threat, including indications of stolen credentials.
As soon as a threat is detected, Cerebral alerts the security team. Additionally, integrated alerting minimizes the security team’s workload.
Cerebral’s Time-Capsule DVR gives you an immediate video playback of the user’s on-screen actions. This allows you to quickly see the nature of the threat.
Video playback lets you react immediately and with 100% confidence, notifying building security and management while you isolate the endpoint from the network. Additionally, Cerebral's video evidence is crucial for legal action.
Veriato’s unmatched visibility into user activity serves as the basis for behavioral analytics and activity monitoring, which together provide accurate early detection of both potential and active threats.
Because you never know where an attack will come from, it’s critical that every endpoint is protected from both external and internal attacks.
Internal breaches can come from:
There are several activities that could indicate someone is an insider threat. You may have an insider threat if an employee:
These behaviors are red flags that every company should take seriously to prevent a cyberattack.
Here are the five steps you should take to reduce the risk of insider attacks within your organization:
Follow these steps to start an insider threat detection program within your organization:
Establishing this insider threat detection program is the first step in detecting insider threats and preventing insider attacks.
Insider and privilege misuse is a cybersecurity risk posed by negligent insiders who have access to a company’s sensitive data.
It can take on three different forms. First, a cybercriminal may get their hands on the insider’s credentials, which will help them gain access to the company’s sensitive data. Privilege misuse can also occur as a result of an insider’s negligence. If an insider negligently makes their log-in information public, a cybercriminal may be able to gain access to the company’s network.
The third form involves malicious intent. An insider can maliciously misuse their privilege by using their credentials to steal sensitive data.
The four main types of insider threats are inadvertent insiders, insider collusion, persistent malicious insiders, and disgruntled employees.
Inadvertent insiders do not intend on stealing data or engaging in other malicious acts. They pose a risk because of their negligence. A single error made by an inadvertent insider, such as clicking on a malicious link, could cause a data breach.
The insider collusion group consists of insiders who are recruited by malicious actors outside of the organization.
On the other hand, the persistent malicious insider group intentionally engages in malicious acts and is motivated by financial gain.
The disgruntled employees’ group deliberately commits sabotage or theft in order to take revenge against their employer.
The four main types of cyberattacks are:
An email phishing attack occurs when someone sends you an email that appears to be from a legitimate source. The email will ask you to click on a malicious link, which will take you to a landing page where you will be asked to provide sensitive information such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or bank account numbers.
The term malware is short for “malicious software.” This type of software is used by hackers to gain access to private networks in order to steal sensitive information or cause damage and disruption.
Ransomware is a type of malware that helps hackers gain access to private networks. However, the hacker’s goal is not to steal sensitive information, but rather hold it hostage. A ransomware attack will prevent you from accessing your data unless you agree to pay a ransom in exchange for its release.
A watering hole attack is an attack on a specific group of users. The hacker will attack websites that this group of users is known to visit on a regular basis and install malware or malvertisements on the site. The targeted group will then visit the site and may become infected if they click on malicious links planted by the hacker. This helps the hacker gain access to the targeted group’s private networks.