"Cleaver humans will always be able to outmaneuver other humans that are simply not as clever. [It is] much harder to address the governance, people and process issues that must be grappled with before technology can be properly used." -Gartner
Ninety percent of organizations feel vulnerable to insider threats. The reality is, one hundred percent of organizations are at risk.
Do you have a formal written program in place to mitigate such risks? Does it meet compliance requirements?
Threat Intelligence is more than a buzz word. Intelligence is a discipline forged in the analytical ability to turn data into information, information into intelligence, and intelligence to insights.
Are you providing insights to your C-suite or just raw information?
Software or high end consulting services don't always correlate to your risk management needs. Costs can quickly run skyward with subscription and hourly fee bloat.
Wouldn't it be more valuable to establish a viable program first as your foundation that considers Insider Threat Governance, Risk, and Compliance across IT, Legal, HR, and Operations and that is functional, scalable, and leverages the resources you have available ---before adding more cost and complexity?
Insider Threat mitigation and Intellectual Property protection requires a hybrid approach. Your first critical point is to understand what your business does and where it's value resides.
Once you know what to protect, you can identify what threats may exist that could circumvent your trust factors and risk controls to exploit vulnerabilities within your organization. Those fissures are the risk factors that threaten your company's value, reputation, and competitive differentiation.
Unfortunately, if you cannot express that risk information as cogent intelligence to provide actionable insights, the C-suite or internal stakeholders will not fully appreciate the potential impacts if an insider threat event occurs.
We can help you get your arms around the myriad threat factors and apply them to your organizational constructs in a program that will be effective and can also address many regulatory expectations. Let's talk.
Scott Swanson is the owner and lead consultant for Donovan Risk. With over 20 years of experience in government intelligence, enterprise software, and Big 4 Risk consulting, he is a recognized expert in intelligence analysis, counterintelligence, financial crimes, and cyber and physical security.