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Best Practices: Mitigating Insider Threats

Processes: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook

November 2, 2017

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Whether accidental or malicious, insider threat incidents can result in financial fraud, privacy abuses, intellectual property theft, or damage to infrastructure. It's difficult for security pros to detect this suspicious activity because insiders need to have privileged access to data in order to do their jobs. Since insiders are people and, therefore, entitled to privacy and due process, security pros must handle these incidents with greater care than external threats. This report describes how to build an insider threat program. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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Table of Contents

  • All Data Theft Is An Inside Job — And It Will Cost Your Business
  • Follow Forrester's Five Best Practices For An Insider Threat Program
  • What It Means

  • Don't Treat Your Users Like Machines
  • Supplemental Material
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