By Ishani Sircar, Manager, Product Marketing at CipherCloud
(Source: Sisa Infosec)
Despite various investments in security, most organizations are still susceptible to data breaches due to bad actors. The losses from an insider attack can be financial, reputational, or unrecoverable. However, if recoverable, the process is a long one for any organization. Statistics from the Ponemon Institute show that all types of insider threats are increasing, with the average number of incidents involving employee or contractor negligence rising by 28% per organization.
Few insider attacks listed below show that basic precautionary measures are not enough to prevent bad actors from breaching an organization.
Constant vigilance. While organizations spend very many heavy dollars into security, one thing most often overlooked is the communication between the galaxy of apps and devices across locations in the cloud-mobile environment. Enterprise perimeters are no longer effective in 2020. With data flowing from different devices, locations, and clouds, it is important to understand the bigger picture and track each data route to prevent an insider attack from happening. Built on deep ML algorithms with behaviour profiling and peer group analysis, UEBA maps normal user and entity behaviour to track anomalies if they occur and focus on insider threats, such as employees with malicious intent, devices which are already compromised, or third party entities that access your system to carry out targeted attacks. UEBA monitors users across the enterprise clouds and stays with the user throughout the user journey even after a valid login.
As the adage goes “Prevention is always better”, UEBA provides a way to catch abnormal insider behavior and stop insider attacks:
For more information on CipherCloud’s UEBA Engine, watch this whiteboard on Preventing Cloud Risks with UEBA and Adaptive Access Controls.
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