Posts Tagged: “insider threats”

The Threat Within – Is it you?

To understand how agencies can better tackle potential insider threats, we heard from Jay White, Director of the Security Services Division for the Mississippi Dept. of Information Technology Services, and David Geick, Director of IT Security Services DAS/BEST for the state of Connecticut. They suggested four tactics for increasing agency security from intentional or malicious… Read more »

Creating a Robust Insider Threat Program at Any Agency

This interview is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent research brief, Combating Insider Threats. Insider threats are constant and varied within government, which can lead many agencies to think they are an inevitable occurrence. In reality, there are a number of tactics that agencies can pursue to mitigate the risk of an internal breach. To better… Read more »

Mitigating Insider Threats With Big Data

The following is an excerpt from our recent Industry Perspective, Why You Need Improved Operational Intelligence for Big Data, which you can read and download for free here. Insider threats present a unique challenge to government agencies, in part because what may be normal activity for one employee could be abnormal for another. In large… Read more »

Cybersecurity: We Need a New Mindset

Breaches are on the rise. Private entities are being hacked, again and again. And government agencies are not safe. Recently, Robert Anderson, executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch of the FBI told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that if a federal department thinks it hasn’t been hacked, it is likely that they are… Read more »