They say that “Data never leaves the organisation by itself”.
What if one of your salesperson or business people took your strategic plans with them to start with a competitor? Or what about the new employee that started with your business brought a whole heap of customer relationship material content from the previous employer?
By and large, we define the theft of corporate data in which current or former employees, contractors, or business partners steal confidential or proprietary information from the organisation and used it to get another job, help a new employer, or promote their own side business.
Here are a few examples
Here is the challenge
You cannot detect the theft of data until it is in the act of being stolen – as it is being copied to removable media or emailed to another network. In other words, your window of opportunity is quite small and therefore, you will need to pay close attention when you see indicators of heightened risks of insider theft.
Here are some suggested recommended steps to minimise the potential of data loss whether it be unintentional or theft.
On a scale from 1 to 10, are you aware of all your critical assets within your organisation and who has access to them? Are you concerned that someone is exfiltrating your critical information? Are you interested in identifying vulnerabilities that put your information assets and business continuity at risk? If so, register your details here and someone from the Naked Insider Group will contact you.
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