• Malika Shermatova

Insider Threat: how much do you know about it?

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

Quite often and most commonly a cyber threat is perceived as external and quite often and most commonly organisations and businesses forget that the threat could well also come from inside and could equally be as damaging.

Over the past months which resulted in businesses being forced to work from home amid Covid-19 the level of threat from within organisations has become more prominent than ever before. It is increasingly becoming the ultimate challenge for many IT directors and risk and compliance officers - an issue that requires the same vigilance and instinct for detecting on time and preventing.

While businesses extensively talk about the latest techniques and look at most advanced technologies to help protect their businesses, many lack that crucial insight and ability to spot the threat within their organisations. How many types of insider threats can you name? And do you know the motives of these?

That very unassuming John Smith sat opposite you could well be on the verge or compromising your business assets and no advanced technology you have in place can stop the attack, but rather your ability to identify the warning signs and certain behaviour patterns on time. “We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools,” was the response from Twitter following the recent incident which compromised a number of high-profile accounts – a great example of the need for better understanding and awareness of the insider threat.

With this in mind, we called on some of the prominent experts who are due to speak at CyberCon London 2021 to provide their expert views on the matter and clarity around:

- the biggest opportunities for employees to commit crimes

- most common internal threats

- what you should be looking for and how do you pick up on potential insider threats

- what to do if you identify a potential insider threat and how do you stop it

- what technologies are there to assist and block these threats

- what companies can do from a legal perspective to counter the insider threat

- Tips for dealing with consequences post attack and recovery management techniques

Join the free webinar at 4pm on 24th September to hear answers to all of the above from:

- Michael Dietrich, President of the Swiss Association of Fraud Examiners and one of the top

financial fraud investigators with more than 25 years of experience fighting white collar


- Ryan Rubin, Senior Managing Director at Ankora and former partner at EY

- Eliav Boaran, a cyber law practitioner, head of startups and emerging technologies practice

at Or-Hof, and

- Ghonche Alavi, information and network security advisor at NYA.

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