What is Insider Threat?
Insider threat refers to the risks posed by insiders, such as employees and trusted third-parties like contractors, leaking company data and assets. Whether malicious or unintentional, insider threat causes severe business, financial and reputational damages to a company. Most companies foHcus on managing cybersecurity risk from the outside, building defenses against viruses and malware. Without an effective internal-facing solution in place, insider threat can go undiscovered for years, and the growing remote model requires companies to place a lot of trust on the employees.