Your insider threat Program or I T. P will likely have a core mission and well defined goals. For example,
protecting intellectual property from theft. Maybe the foundational reason for your I t. P.
Depending on the maturity of your program, you may have even identified some secondary objectives or scenarios as well.
But insider threat programs also have a huge capacity to generate insight and recommendations based on the data in case is generated by their investigations.
Aside from the discrete use cases around insider threat, your insider threat program can help identify and quantify many aspects of organizational risk
and help target areas for improvement
By having a clear understanding of how your employees air using
Behavioral and cultural changes can be driven in your organization,
say you have, ah cloud collaboration APP policy, but you can demonstrate with data and metrics that a huge percentage of your employees aren't abiding by the rules.
With this, you can suggest changes the senior leadership, such as better training and communication and the enforcement of consequences.
You can help the development of easier and more useful tools and policies, so employees don't seek unapproved workarounds or gravitate towards shadow I t.
So let's dig into how this works with clear Austin Door.
It's highly likely that once you turn on your insider threat program, you'll start detecting a lot of concerning data movement. While some of this might be nefarious, a big portion of it will be unintentional or merely poor judgment.
But at this point you're in a reactive state. You're observing something that has already happened.
You can respond and remediate, and that's great. Detection response and mitigation is the definition of success here,
but there's something more to be gained here. How do you prevent these things from happening in the first place?
This is really an area where insider threat programs have an ability to show strategic value across the organization.
This is the so what? Now what? Fix it moment.
As you start setting up your program, consider metrics and reporting as a key requirement.
This will enable you to really dig into the data and be able to deliver some really compelling recommendations and solutions to insider threat root causes.
Let's hear from KLIA again for some examples.
Understanding your compliance culture.
This one seems almost too easy, but the implications are huge.
By analyzing demographic information about your cases, you can start to piece together a picture of how your company behaves with respect to corporate policies.
For example, if one division of the company has 10 times the number of infractions, it's a good time to engage with H R and the business leader to find out why. Is it because they aren't aware of the policies?
Time for better training and awareness activities?
Is it because they simply can't perform their jobs with the current tools?
Time to reassess your infrastructure, processes and tools?
Is it because the business leader fosters a sense that rules don't matter? It's all about the bottom line. Oops,
good thing you have HR there to help with that one
Security control recommendations.
In a similar way, this type of data can show you where you might want to add additional controls or process changes. We know that many organizations still see use cases for blocking or restricting certain actions, even though code 42 philosophies centers on disability, not blocking. We respect those that may have these needs,
and an insider threat program is a great place to help to find use cases for these security controls.
Full visibility and analysis of filed movement can help you narrow down exactly what you may want to restrict.
At the very least, we think this targeted approach to controls is more viable than draconian methods of broad blocking
these air just a few of the ways visibility and analytics on insider threat events can help drive big changes for your organization. There's a lot more, but hopefully these inspire you to think about the types of information you might gain from your insider threat program.
continuous improvement relies on good data.
The best way to get this data from your I tip is to plan for it from the beginning.
Make sure you identify what type of analysis you want to do around I. D. P data so you can develop the right processes and capabilities to capture that data.
Treat this as a core mission of your I T P and, if needed, consults um, data scientists or analysts within your organization to see how to get the most value from the information you collect. You'll be amazed at how quickly your I T P can drive a continuous improvement engine for your organization
and become a true business partner
by contributing valuable insights to your organization,