From the Summer 2022 Issue

Using Behavior Profiling to Identify Insider Threats – Part 1

Richard Benack
Principal Investigator | Hiperformance Security

Organizations often spend significant time, effort and resources protecting their data and systems from external threats such as hackers, foreign spies, hacktivists, and cybercriminals. Internal threats, often called "insider threats”, are often ignored because they are much more challenging for an organization to address.

One valuable tool for managing risk around insider threats is “Behavior Profiling”. Behavior Profiling is about identifying potential behavior patterns, motivations, emotional states, and demographic variables of an insider who could engage in malicious activity against the organization.  The goals are to accurately profile, predict and detect internal threats who may be seeking to damage . . .

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