Tag: trusted insiders

  • Defining the insider threat

    One of the biggest problems facing organizations is lack of rigorous definitions for trusted insider threats, data loss and how to estimate potential damage from a data loss event. With a lack of rigorous definitions for data loss and trusted insider threats, it’s hard to benchmark with other companies and difficult to select a good […]

  • Health insurer data breaches

    switched.com is having trouble understanding the attack vector of a data breach.  They apparently believe that  software vulnerabilities can be mitigated by consumers “actively protecting their information”. Hackers recently attacked WellPoint, a health insurer which reportedly covers 34 million people. As a result of the breach, the company notified 470,000 individual customers that confidential information, […]

  • Learning about change and changing your security

    Reading through the trade press, DLP vendor marketing collateral and various forums on information security,  the conventional wisdom is that the key threat to an organization is trusted insiders. This is arguable – since it depends on your organization, the size of the business and type of operation.   However – This is certainly true […]