Today most of the organizations are vulnerable to insider threats, human errors and malicious attacks. Almost 60% of data breach incidents in India are caused due to insider threats. These ‘Insiders’ can be current/ ex-employees, contractors, business partners or who are normally authorized to access the networks and data. They are normally aware of the organization’s security practices and computer systems. Thus, it is easier for them to exploit security measures through various deliberate or casual means by exposing the data or vital credentials to the outsiders.
Such attacks majorly go unnoticed for indefinite period or sometimes are never detected at all. Usually private organizations refrain from reporting such incidents outside unless it causes huge losses. Who can forget the infamous incidents of Snowden and WikiLeaks for insider attacks?
Motive of insiders
After detailed analysis, various motives are found behind insider attack cases, which fall in the below categories:
1. IT sabotages – Direct and specific harm to any organization/ individual.
2. Stealing intellectual property (IP) – Stealing IP of any organization including industrial espionage.
3. Online Fraud – It includes all cases where IT is exploited for any unauthorized modification, addition or deletion of data for the sake of breach.
Nowadays, companies segregate their list of general users from privilege users. Unfortunately, privilege users can also make them pay hefty prices for compromising the apparently ‘secured’ infrastructure. They pose as a significant threat because they have the knowledge and access to the proprietary systems. Time has come to track or monitor them to save organization data from falling into wrong hands.
It is highly recommended to build up defensive measures within the organization by conducting adequate, proper and frequent training sessions for the employees. It can help both the organization and the employees to stay updated with every possible security measures. For this, a robust network security system, like eScan’s range of enterprise products (eg. eScan Corporate 360), can put an end to this uncertainty. Here are some of the features that can eradicate these uncertainties:
Role Based Administration: eScan Management Console enables the administrator to share the configuration and monitoring responsibilities of the organization among several administrators. All the pre-defined roles are normally assigned to the administrators with own set of rights, permissions and groups.
Asset Management: eScan’s Asset Management module provides the entire hardware configuration and list of software installed on endpoints. It helps the administrators to keep track of all the hardware as well as software resources installed on all the endpoints connected to the network.
Client Live Updater: All the events related to eScan and security status of all endpoints are captured, recorded/ logged and monitored in real-time. Also, the events can be filtered to retrieve exact required information to closely watch security level on all managed endpoints in real-time.
Mobile Device Management (MDM): Lastly, MDM module allows administrators to create different groups for different locations, add/ move devices from one group to another group, define rules / policies for Anti-Virus, setting Call and SMS Filter, Web Protection, Anti-Theft, Password and Device Oriented policies. With MDM, the administrators can even create new task, start an existing task, create group task, defines task settings and schedule task for a desired period of time. Due to abundance of BYOD and CYOD policies, this is highly important for the organizations to save their assets from breaches and other insider threats. Hence, eScan Corporate 360 (with MDM and Hybrid Network Support) is the strongest contender for this challenge.