The Truth Is Out, Threats Are In

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by Lorenzo M. Rodriguez-
Daily, we witness how poor planning, little monitoring by senior leadership, lack of budget allocated to security, and/or negligence of system administrators, among other things, cause security incidents that make the headlines. Organizations end up hurting both the assets thereof, and their clients, generating serious image problems.


Many companies end up putting patches on their cyber security systems, buying more and more perimeter security solutions, which are expected to natively protect against multiple attacks that can come from outside. In our view, the inclusion of such tools, coupled with good advice about configuration and adaptation represent positive ways to take action.


In our experience, companies who hire us to shield against the dangers from the outside have realized the insider security risks they’re exposed to only after an incident has occurred. Now, they need to do the hard work of identifying what, who, when and how the insider threat was produced. This is where digital forensic recordings come in.


Organizations can leverage their entire annual budget to protect against external threats. But, when problems come from within, what can they do? They’re forced to rely 100% on loyalty and the involvement of their employees. However, mistakes may take many unexpected turns. A wrong click could turn into a ransomware situation or accidental deletion of sensitive company information. Operational negligence and malicious actions, though unintentional, can lead to company image problems to the complete bankruptcy of the organization.


In many cases, organizations have no choice but to rely on the good faith and good behavior of their employees. They may, unknowingly, have a double agent in their ranks, AKA an insider threat.




Next Thursday, June 9, 2016, we’ll be holding a webinar (in Spanish) that discusses various existing internal risks in organizations. It will also review ObserveIT’s solutions that help achieve a point of equilibrium – in which employees become aware – in real-time – of security problems before they occur. It not only operates for companies to record the activity performed on certain systems, in a very simple manner, it can play a role in identifying past incidents in a quick forensic analysis.


Don’t miss this webinar!


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ObserveIT is a user monitoring and investigation solution that identifies and eliminates insider threats. It continuously monitors user behavior and alerts IT and Security teams about activities that put their organizations at risk. ObserveIT provides comprehensive visibility into what all users are doing, while meeting compliance standards and reducing investigation time from days or hours to minutes.
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