According to Forbes, 95% of cyberattacks are triggered by human error, but few organizations have a consistent and effective method for assessing insider risk. In fact, a recent study by Forrester Research found that over half of security decision-makers have no consistent process to identify unintentional insider risk within their organization. So it’s no surprise that the same study found 76% would agree that a dedicated program to manage insider risk would improve their organizations’ overall data protection.
Do you know your current level of unintentional insider risk? Can you identify the small number of high-risk users who tip the scales in your organization? Are there programs in place to help these users become more secure, or to protect the organization from the small cohort who refuse help?
We’ve created an eye-opening checklist based on the 10 telltale signs of increased insider risk, and we’re sharing guidelines and offering up next steps to mitigate insider risk in your organization.
Discover Unintentional Insider Risk in Your Organization
Understanding the security posture of your enterprise allows you to protect your systems proactively from threats brought in by unintentional insider risk. Your employees are not perfect, but some may engage in riskier activities than others, triggering a security incident. In fact, user negligence leads to over two out of three insider risk events. Our checklist is a preliminary guide for determining your organization’s level of unintentional insider risk to help you make informed decisions about implementing strategies and tools to mitigate user risk workforce-wide.
It’s split into two categories: visibility, and targeted security and communication. With 55% of organizations identifying privileged users as their greatest unintentional insider risk, visibility is key to staying on top of risky behaviors and learning which employees are high risk. Targeted security and communication refers to your ability to identify and mitigate insider risks quickly with individual security controls.
With ratings from mild to severe, this checklist will help you determine whether your organization is at a higher risk of unintentional insider risk based on 10 signals. Plus! We offer up personalized solutions as to how you can mitigate enterprise-wide user risk. These solutions will improve your organization’s risk posture while proactively preventing future cyberattacks—keeping your valuable data and information secure.
Below is a snapshot of the signals.
Download the shareable checklist to jumpstart your journey toward mitigating user risk and stopping security incidents before they start.