A lot of fear has been generated by stories of hackers, spyware, and security breaches. But the reality for most companies is that the biggest danger of data loss or theft comes through the door every day using a key…current employees.
Here’s a story about theft from DuPont pulished by InformationWeek. A key quote:
The best way to guard against insider breaches is for companies to monitor database and network access for unusual activity and set thresholds that represent acceptable use for different users. If an employee starts downloading thousands of documents, and this is unusual for the job designation, this should automatically trip red flags to an administrator or manager.
Is it time to review your security practices? I know I probably need to review ours.
Massive Insider Breach At DuPont – News by InformationWeek