From the Spring 2016 Issue

Can Employee Behavior Indicate an Insider Threat?

Jim Mazotas
Founder | OnGuard Systems LLC

Larry Letow
President, COO | LG-TEK

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While technology can play an important role in identifying an insider threat, it is equally important not to overlook behavioral patterns. Malicious employees often provide warning signs as they move from the idea of acting ‘not in accordance with established policies’ to outright data theft. These signs often take the form of changes in attitude or behavior.

Detecting an insider threat starts with assessing behavioral indicators among employees who have access that might enable them to inflict substantial damage upon an organization. But mitigating risk requires caution to ensure efforts do not intrude upon work-related employee privacies. To maintain . . .

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