2011: Focus on Insider Threats

Editor at InfoLeakage.com

“Smart companies will shift focus to policy creation, management an enforcement to prevent both intentional and accidental data breaches in 2011″. This prediction is made by Ipswitch. Frank Kenney, VP of Global Strategy claims that: “as attacks grow more sophisticated and outsmart many security tools on the market — the most savvy companies will shift their focus to policy creation, management and enforcement”. “Companies that continue to focus on quick-fix security tools instead of strengthening and enforcing information security policies risk devastating consequences in 2011″.

Employees will continue to be major (insider) threat in 2011. Based on a survey, Ipswitch found that 40 percent of IT executives said they routinely send confidential information through personal email to eliminate the audit trail from management. Additionally, 25 percent admitted to sending proprietary files to their personal email accounts with the intent of using that information at their next place of employment.

Ipswitch concludes that “because employees use personal devices for corporate access, there is the naive notion that there are no ramifications when these devices are misplaced or stolen. Most companies do not articulate actionable policies in the event of a lost cell phone with corporate data”.

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Rachel McShelley says:(2011-03-31 10:01:15)

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