Best Practice Report

Best Practices: Insider Risk Management

Treat Insider Risk As A Human Problem, Not A Technical Issue

June 30th, 2023
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , Alexis Tatro , Michael Belden


Insiders — employees, contractors, vendors, or partners — represent risk to organizations. Whether accidental or malicious, insider 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 privileged access to data and systems 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. Security leaders can use this report to build an insider risk management (IRM) program.

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