Security Tip #5 - Employees are your hidden threat
Internal employee threats. You have probably taken steps to secure your systems from external “hacker” threats. But what steps have you taken to protect your organization from your own employees? The Computer Security Institute estimates that between 60% and 80% of network misuse comes from within the enterprise.
Managing your employees and their access to data help you manage your risks. From the inside, employees bypass many of your controls designed to protect your data from unwanted intruders. Even if you maintain passwords on confidential documents, employees can run scripts that detect and remove passwords on files. How can you address this employee threat? Identify your vulnerabilities and integrate security solutions at the network level.
The top three reasons why you need employee network level security protection:
- Your employees already have access to your network.
- Employees don’t have to pass through external security checkpoints.
- Your confidential data needs more than password protection.