A new report reveals that organizations struggle to identify the indicators of insider attacks and found that 53% of companies find it impossible or very difficult to prevent an insider attack when data is being aggregated, a key indicator of intent of an attack.
The report, conducted by the Ponemon Institute with sponsorship from DTEX, surveyed a global pool of 1,249 IT and IT security practitioners in North America, Western Europe and Australia/New Zealand.
The findings of this report reveal that enterprises are missing the warning signs of insider threats and the intent of perpetrators. Key findings include:
- Nearly half of companies find it impossible or very difficult to prevent an insider attack at the earliest stages of the Insider Threat Kill Chain
- Only 32% of companies say their organizations are very or highly effective in preventing the leakage of sensitive information
- 15% of organizations state that no one has ultimate authority and responsibility for controlling and mitigating workforce risks
“Our findings indicate that in order to fully understand any insider incident, visibility into the nuance and sequence of human behavior is pivotal,” said Rajan Koo, Chief Customer Officer, DTEX Systems.
“Organizations need to take a human approach to understanding and detecting insider threats, as human elements are at the heart of these risks,” he added.