You may think of insider threats as just another security problem, but you’d be wrong. In fact, under NISPOM Conforming Change 2, all federal government contractors will be required to have an insider threat program in place by Nov 1, 2016. That’s because the federal government, along with many Fortune 500 companies, realizes that insiders—employees, contractors and partners—know your business better than any outside attacker ever could. They are trusted with access to sensitive information and assets, which, if mishandled, can cause major security breaches and result in serious harm to your organization.
To make matters worse, because insiders are your teammates, you can't run the risk of mistakenly accusing an insider of wrongdoing or letting the details of an investigation leak out to other employees. That’s why organizations need a great insider threat team in place. But what goes into creating that great insider threat team and where do you even start?
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