31st March 2020
McKinsey sees insider threats as one of cybersecurity's biggest problems. According to a study, they cause about 50% of incidents, with serious financial consequences for the companies concerned.
There are two types of insider threats: negligent (accounting for approximately 44% of cases) and malicious intent. In order to recognise and counteract negligent behaviour, McKinsey recommends various actions, including:
The NZZ also recommends targeted training of employees in order to promote awareness of risks and correct behaviour. Employee surveys, for example, make it easier to identify risk groups and develop appropriate measures. By changing the corporate culture, malicious and negligent incidents become less common and the company becomes proactive rather than reactive.
We would be delighted to advise you on how to implement the solutions proposed here.