The Insider’s Motive—Defending Against the 7 Most Common Insider Threats
Head of Security at ObserveIT
Insiders have something outside threat actors never will: trust. They’ve surpassed the challenge of external security defenses and can navigate sensitive internal resources with breakneck speed.
According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), 20% of cybersecurity incidents were caused by people inside the organization.
Unfortunately, many teams aren’t equipped to act quickly to detect and stop these incidents before it’s too late. Here’s the good news: if you know the top motives of insider threats, you can determine the right countermeasures. Security expert, Chris Bush, will lead attendees through the top strategies to stop both accidental and malicious insider threats in their tracks.
You will learn:
- The top 7 most common insider threat focus areas, from accidental leaks to espionage
- What motivates these insider threat actors
- The risks of each type of insider threat
- Real-world examples of these threats in action
- Countermeasures to defend against each specific type of threat
Chris is a dedicated and passionate security professional with more than 20 years of IT security industry experience. Chris is responsible for ObserveIT’s information and operational security strategy. His prior experience includes serving as VP of Security Service at Cybereason where he built and operated a Managed Detection and Response service. In his prior roles Chris spent 13 years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals where he served as Head of Security and was responsible for information security, risk, and security operations.
During his tenure at Novartis, he spent several years managing internal investigations within the Ethics & Compliance division, held position as Director of a global Detection & Response team, and worked within the Legal department as an Associate Director of e-Discovery. Chris has also held senior technology positions at Ricoh Corporation.
Chris holds a B.A. Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and in his free time, enjoys expressing his creativity by drawing and painting.
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