Insider Threat

Insider Threat

Think your business isn’t at risk of an insider attack? Think again

Insider attacks on businesses are on the rise.

In fact, 60% of organizations have more than 20 insider attack incidents every year.

And, shockingly, it’s not just the 23% of deliberate attacks by disgruntled, soon-to-be-ex employees that you need to worry about.

The biggest insider threat is the negligent employee or contractor. The one who clicks the wrong thing at the wrong time, thanks to distraction, naivety, or simply in error but with good intention.

A ginormous 63% of insider attacks occur for this reason.

And insider negligence is costing businesses like yours $4.58 million a year.

The other type of insider attacks come from credential theft. That’s when somebody else gets your logins for crucial apps in your business, and gains access by pretending to be you.

While this form of attack is less likely, it is by far the costliest, with each incident averaging $871,000 to fix.

These costs incorporate monitoring and surveillance, investigation, escalation, incident response, containment, ex-post analysis and remediation. You can see how it soon adds up.

And let’s not forget, when you have a data breach there are other implications for your business besides the direct financial impact. You have the painful task of explaining the situation to your clients, the loss of confidence that comes with that, and trying to recover any lost data.

So, what can you do to avoid insider attacks - and the big price tag that comes along with them?

Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to keep your business – and its data – as protected as possible.

In this day and age, it’s unthinkable to operate without an insider threat strategy

My name is Troy McLennan and I own and run a local IT support and data security company.

I know what you’re thinking. Surely my cyber security should take care of insider threats?

Unfortunately, far too many businesses overlook insider attacks. In fact, many fail to take any form of data security seriously enough, taking the view that they wouldn’t be on the radar of these cyber criminals.

Truth is that most cyber attacks are random and not targeted at all. So, any business of any size is fair game. However, it’s usually smaller businesses that fall victim, because they don’t have the correct measures in place to deter attacks.

You can’t afford to take this lightly

Fortunately, there are a number of actions you can implement in your business that will significantly reduce your risk of falling victim to an insider attack.

I’d love to help you add this extra layer of protection to your business.

For a short time, I’m offering local businesses an insider threat strategy. My team of experts will discuss with you:

  • Your business and what you do
  • The cyber security measures you already have in place
  • Your current policies and procedures

From this conversation we can then create a strategy for you to help protect you from an insider attack.

My experts will do all of this for no charge. Its our investment in starting a working relationship with you.

Before we go ahead, we’ll need to have a quick video call (no more than 15 minutes) to discuss your business and answer your questions.

It’s really easy to arrange this. My live calendar is below. Take a look and select the appointment date and time that suits you best.

There’s no obligation to go ahead with the check after we talk. And no obligation to buy anything, ever.

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