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Trusted Partners

Safeguarding data and activities risk from trusted business partners

Fictitious scenario:

Have you come across a trusted business partner who has consistently provided solid cybersecurity services and advice, but there are now growing concerns about his performance? This individual has been frequently absent, displaying signs of tardiness and impatience. Additionally, you've observed mistakes in system configuration and unauthorised software uploads. Moreover, rumours indicate that he is going through a messy divorce, and management is unsupportive of his situation.

Description:

The risk from a trusted business partner refers to the potential for adverse outcomes or harm that may result from the actions, decisions, or circumstances associated with that partner.

Problem:

Trusted Business Partners need access to your critical information. Your organisation needs certainty and assuredness that they are trusted.

Trusted business partners, authorised and regarded as insiders can unintentionally or intentionally cause significant harm. They pose a substantial challenge for security teams and stakeholders, as they possess crucial knowledge, expertise, and access to sensitive data that could be exploited to harm the organisation.

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  • Lack of visibility of what partners do
  • Different working policies
  • Different working cultures
Statistics:
15%

of insider incidents are perpetrated by trusted business partners (source: techjury)

25%

of insider incidents are perpetrated by trusted business partners (source: techjury)

Naked Insider Approach

In tackling the challenge of employee information misuse, Naked Insider is taking a people-first approach, recognising that technology alone isn’t enough to safeguard sensitive information from leaving the company.

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Remote Workforce

Safeguarding against risks from data leaks, information sharing, and financial fraud

Fictitious scenario:

Have you observed that colleague who has been working remotely and displaying some concerning behaviours? They lack structure in their work approach, often logging in at odd hours and engaging in excessive remote access activities. Despite being part of virtual meetings and collaborative efforts, they seem reluctant to actively participate. Recently, they’ve made unexpected requests for extended time off, and there have been instances of attempting to bypass security controls.

Description

A remote worker operates outside traditional office settings and can unintentionally or intentionally cause harm to their organisation, whether through malicious actions or simply due to a lack of cybersecurity awareness hygiene.

Problem:

Remote work introduces new data security challenges.

Remote workers pose significant challenges for security teams and stakeholders due to the potential for unexpected harm they can introduce while working remotely, including data breaches, financial losses, and compliance issues.

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  • Use of unauthorised software
  • Lack of visibility when employees work remotely
  • Difficulty enforcing policies and maintaining compliance

Naked Insider Approach

In tackling the challenge of employee information misuse, Naked Insider is taking a people-first approach, recognising that technology alone isn’t enough to safeguard sensitive information from leaving the company.

Recognising the significance of managing risks posed by trusted business partners, Naked Insider helps implement a robust risk management plan. This plan involves thorough vetting of new partners, ongoing activity monitoring, clear contractual agreements specifying responsibilities, the creation of communication and collaboration structures, and the establishment of data protection protocols. These elements form essential components of the risk management framework.

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Departing Employee

Safeguarding data from walking out the door and minimising risk when the employee departs

Fictitious scenario:

Have you noticed that colleague who's been noticeably elusive recently, often working late hours and making secretive preparations to leave? It seems there's more to their behaviour, particularly since they've regularly talked about moving on, especially to a competitor. They've always been ambitious and have expressed a desire for recognition and acknowledgment for their hard work. However, they're dissatisfied in their current role, especially after being denied their promised bonus.

Description

An employee departure refers to the event when an individual leaves their employment, whether voluntarily through resignation or involuntarily due to termination. This departure can pose a significant risk of sensitive data being taken with them, potentially leading to data breaches or unauthorised disclosure of confidential information.

Problem:

Departing employees pose a risk of walking away with the organisation’s most valuable intellectual property.

Departing employees pose a significant challenge for security teams and stakeholders as they take with them crucial knowledge, expertise, and potentially sensitive data that could be exploited to harm the organisation.

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  • Steal IP as they are leaving the organisation
  • Steal for a business advantage.
  • Employees are being recruited by foreign nation states
Statistics:
72%

of departing employees admit to taking company data with them (source: Infosecurity magazine)

70%

of employee IP theft occurs within 90 days of employee resignation (source: Infosecurity Magazine)

45%

of employees downloaded work-related information before they left work (source: Swiss Cyber Institute)

33%

chance departing employees will take intellectual property with them (source: Harvard Business Review)

Naked Insider Approach

In tackling the challenge of employee information misuse, Naked Insider is taking a people-first approach, recognising that technology alone isn’t enough to safeguard sensitive information from leaving the company.

At Naked Insider, we understand the gravity of departing employees posing a risk of data walking out the door, potentially leading to data breaches. To tackle this issue, Naked Insider offers a holistic strategy that combines human intervention with technology and policy implementation. Our smart approach involves closely monitoring activities behind the scenes, detecting any anomalies, and facilitating swift, informed decision-making to prevent data loss and mitigate risks effectively.

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Employee Sabotage Of Data And Systems

Safeguarding Against The Ominous Impact Of Employee-Driven Data Sabotage Within Organisations

Fictitious scenario:

Have you noticed a colleague whose behaviour suggests deeper dissatisfaction? There’s a concerning pattern of complaints and negativity. Regularly, he criticises the organisation and management and seems to feel victimised and angry. While he continues working somewhat diligently, he often appears to prioritise personal grievances over ethical considerations. Recently, there was an incident where the systems experienced major downtime, leading to questions about potential sabotage, possibly from within.

Description:

Intentional actions taken by an employee to harm or disrupt an organisation’s data, IT infrastructure, or operations.

This can include deletion or alteration of data, introducing malware or viruses, or tampering with critical systems to cause downtime or financial damage.

Problem:

Unveiling the tension between adaptation and disgruntlement amidst workplace changes and disrupted expectations.

During times of uncertainty or changes in the workplace environment, employees may experience added stress. While some individuals adapt and manage the situation, others struggle to overcome it, resulting in increased disgruntlement. This discontent can be exacerbated by missed promotions or salary bonuses, disrupting insiders’ expectations, possibly leading to unprofessional behaviours, and potentially seeking retaliation fuelled by personal grievances or conflicts.

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  • Unmet expectations
  • Workplace stress
  • Ongoing concerning behaviours
Statistics:
80%

of organisations report employee abuse or misuse of business app access (source: CyberArk – Unmask Insider Threats and Errors)

100%

of the insiders who committed sabotage exhibited personal disposition (source: CERT database)

25%

of all sabotage cases were caused by contractors (source: CERT database)

Naked Insider Approach

In tackling the challenge of employee misuse of information, Naked Insider is taking a people-first approach, recognising that technology alone isn’t enough to safeguard sensitive information from walking out the door.

Fortunately, we’ve identified clear patterns in most insider IT sabotage incidents. With expert advice, guided steps, and strategic planning, you can significantly reduce the risk of these attacks and prevent potential disasters before they occur.

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Employee Misuse of Information

Safeguarding Ethical Practices Amidst Employee Misuse Of Information

Fictitious scenario:

Have you noticed a colleague whose actions may be hiding something deeper? Despite appearing diligent and competent, there’s a subtle undertone in their behaviour that raises concerns. At times, their ambition shines brightly, yet it seems they prioritise personal advancement over ethical boundaries and team well-being. And then there was that one incident when a sensitive document was found on their desk, suggesting access they shouldn’t have had.

Description:

Employee misuse of information occurs when employees improperly handle, access, or share sensitive company data.

This misuse can include accessing confidential files without permission, sharing proprietary information with unauthorised persons, leveraging company resources for personal advantage, or intentionally releasing sensitive material.

Problem:

When poor data governance leads to inadvertent data leaks or misuse for personal gain, and data transforms into a liability.

Security teams and stakeholders face significant challenges addressing employee misuse of information in today’s digital landscape. Rapid data growth, changing employee roles, remote work trends, third-party collaborations, and global regulatory requirements pose a significant threat to the security, integrity and confidentiality of an organisation’s data assets.

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  • Accidentally exposing sensitive data due to carelessness
  • Privilege users misuse of data without detection
  • Sharing confidential information with unauthorised individuals
  • Stealing data for personal gain
  • Weak data governance policies, ineffective access controls
Statistics:
80%

of organisations rep[ort employee abuse or misuse of business apps access (source: CyberArk – Unmask Insider Threats and Errors)

62%

of US organisations have access to at least 5 to 10 applications that contain sensitive data (source: CyberArk)

32%

of worldwide internet users between 16 and 64 years expressed concerns about companies’ misuse of their personal data (source: Statista)

Naked Insider Approach

In tackling the challenge of employee information misuse, Naked Insider is taking a people-first approach, recognising that technology alone isn’t enough to safeguard sensitive information from leaving the company.

Imagine the shock of discovering leaked sensitive information or facing media inquiries at your doorstep, demanding answers about how and why it happened. At Naked Insider, we’re at the forefront of proactive measures to prevent such alarming scenarios. We vigilantly monitor for any suspicious activities, swiftly detect potential breaches, and empower you to respond effectively and decisively.

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 Employee Data Theft 

Safeguarding Your Organisations Information Crown Jewels

Fictitious scenario:

Have you noticed that colleague who’s been a bit evasive lately, often working late into the night? There’s a sense that he is up to something beyond their usual responsibilities. Despite his hard work, their boss hasn’t acknowledged the excellent work he’s been doing, which seems to upset and irritate him. In a few conversations, he has mentioned being short on money and even hinted at starting a new business on the side.

Description:

Employee data theft is the unauthorised theft of sensitive and confidential information by individuals trusted by the organisation. This can include employees, contractors, or other insiders who exploit their access to confidential data for personal gain, financial motives, or malicious intent.

The Problem:

A consequence of poor governance, lack of data visibility, eroding trust and resulting data walking out the door.

Security teams face the formidable challenge of keeping pace with rapid digital transformations, exposing sensitive data vulnerabilities as files are freely shared. This risk is further compounded by the threat of data theft emanating from any trusted insider, including remote workers and trusted partners, who may exploit their access privileges for personal gain, significantly increasing the likelihood of theft and subsequent data breaches.

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  • Too many data points in unknown locations
  • Lack of visibility of who’s touching what data
  • Inadequate security access controls
  • Utilising difficult and Ineffective DLP Tools
Statistics:
70%

of intellectual property is stolen within 90 days leading up to an employee’s departure (Source: Infosecurity Magazine) 

71%

of business decision-makers believe the IP they produce belongs to them, not the company. (Source: Infosecurity Magazine)

65%

of information security leaders have admitted to stealing company data. (Source: Code42 Data Exposure Report)

Naked Insider Approach

In tackling the challenge of employee data theft, Naked Insider is taking a people-first approach, recognising that technology alone isn’t enough to safeguard sensitive information from walking out the door.

Naked Insider weaves a strategy that embraces cutting-edge tools and the human touch.

It’s time to break free from the fear of becoming a data breach headline. At Naked Insider, we’re pioneering a proactive approach to combat the risk of data walking out the door by your employees.

We do this by keeping a close eye on what’s happening behind the scenes, spotting any unusual activities, and helping you make smart decisions fast.

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