We mostly think about cyberattacks as coming from an external source—someone or something outside the organization and, well, often outside the country. But there is something else much closer to home we really need think about. It lurks and waits, using business data every day, and it may even be sipping a latte in your conference room right now. It’s called the Insider Threat.
It’s true, we all have a sensitive side. Especially when we’re talking about data. Believe us when we say, every organization has sensitive data. Whether you operate a manufacturing business, law firm, dental practice, or hair salon, you have confidential information hackers would love to get their hands on. What exactly is “sensitive” data?
Not everyone knows, but October is officially National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is observed every October and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It was created in 2004 as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure everyone has the information they need to stay safer and protect their personal information online.