How to protect your company from insiders threats?
Any corporation is subject to some type of cyberattack, and it is essential to have a system that defends and maintains data integrity.
According to a report by Fortinet Threat Intelligence, Brazil has suffered more than 24 billion cyberattack attempts in 2019, a fact that reinforces the need to have efficient solutions against this type of threat.
Preventing external attacks is already very common within companies, and according to the Verizon Data Risk Report, 34% of data breaches involve internal agents and 17% of all confidential files were accessible to all employees, which turns on a big alert for companies to protect themselves from insiders threats as well as external ones.
For this, it is recommended that some technology be implemented to efficiently monitor privileged access by employees. In order to help you with this task, we have separated 3 practices on how to protect your company from insiders threats, check them out:
1- Know who has access to privileged accounts
One of the biggest mistakes of companies is making privileged credentials available to many users, which directly affects data breaches and the risk of leaks through insiders threats.
You need to find out which people have access to protected environments, and ensure that people who do not need to access such environments have some kind of administrative credential, limiting the number of privileged users.
Ideally, credentials with a higher level of privilege should be controlled by those responsible for IT, so that there is no type of breach.
2- Ensure user traceability
With the use of some technologies, you can know who, when, where, and what actions were taken by the user to perform a privileged session, in addition to limiting the actions that can be performed in the environment.
Some solutions alert and block the user who performs any improper action and provide session recording for analysis.
3- Third-party access
If any type of service provided to your company is outsourced, there must be some kind of protection.
Ideally, any type of access to company environments should be monitored through a VPN dedicated to a specific application for a predetermined time.
The best way to ensure that there are no loopholes for insiders threats in your company is by having a complete PAM password vault, which ensures protection from possible threats, monitors privileged sessions, and automates tasks.
senhasegura is one of the largest PAM solutions in the world according to Gartner. In addition to preventing data leaks and abuse of privilege and avoiding insiders threats, the solution is complete to guarantee protection against external threats. Moreover, the senhasegura implementation helps your organization to:
- Apply the Security aspect in your DevOps pipeline, ensuring DevSecOps;
- Perform the proper management of digital certificates;
- Comply with LGPD and GDPR;
- Ensure security in your Cloud environment.
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