Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: May 14, 2019
Things are not as they used to be in the enterprise. Today’s employees are mobile, they’re storing and accessing data in cloud apps, and are in disparate networks. While the present-day digital world has changed, the objective of data protection has not: you must still ensure the security of your critical data and intellectual property. However, the threat-centric security approach, with its static policies forces decisions about cyber activity with no insight into the broader context. The result is a disproportionate number of flagged activities, overwhelming security teams who have no way to understand the ones most worthy of investigation. Read Rethinking Data Security with a Risk-Adaptive Approach to learn how a human-centric, risk-adaptive approach can help your organization be more proactive in order to:
• Automate policy enforcement to deter data loss events
• Reduce the number of security alerts
• Cut down on incident investigation time
2017 and 2018 were not easy years to be a CIO or CISO, and 2019 isn’t showing any signs of being easier. With so many career-ending-level data breaches in 2017 (e.g., Equifax, Uber, Yahoo, to name a few) and with the stronger regulatory requirements worldwide, CIOs/CISOs have a corporate responsibility to rethink their approach to data security. Regulatory compliance aside, companies have a responsibility to their customers and shareholders to protect data, and minimize its exposure not only to external attackers but also to employees. The most common method of data breach in 2017 was a phishing email sent to a company’s internal employees (See 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report), This makes employees unwillingly complicit in the data breach. Over 80% of successful cyberattacks have a critical human element that enabled them. The average employee who opens the innocent-looking attachment or link, is unintentionally jeopardizing a company’s data. While there is no 100% protection, th
Though insider threats are not new, the challenge to get ahead of them has not lessened over the past decade. In this paper you’ll find insights on why detecting and deterring malicious lateral movement is an essential part of an insider threat program, how you can monitor for unauthorized access without eroding employee trust, and how you can expedite the investigation of potential malicious insider activity.
Good analysis and benchmarking of hotline data helps organisations answer crucial questions about their ethics and compliance programme, including:
Does our culture support employees who raise concerns?
Are our communications with employees reaching the intended audiences and having the desired effect?
Are our investigations thorough and effective?
Do we need more training?
Do we need to review or update our policies?
Do employees know about our reporting channels?
Comparing internal data year over year to help answer these questions is important. But getting a broader perspective on how your performance matches up to industry norms is critical. This year’s analysis of our EMEA & APAC data from nearly 14,000 ethics and compliance hotline reports revealed key data points that compliance professionals can use to benchmark and assess their programme’s performance, and move toward predictive risk mitigation.
You just got news of yet another issue that just happened in your business that now you need to deal with – it could be a sexual harassment claim, a tip on an employee stealing, or just someone goofing off on the Internet for way too long. Some issues only require the employees involved to get in a room with HR to address, while others require extensive detective work by the good folks in IT. Especially in cases of data theft, fraud, embezzlement, etc., having detail on everything the employee did leading up to the purported “bad deed” will be critical in determining whether something improper occurred or not.
Remote employees have more opportunity for distraction, lack of training, and inability to be refocused on task than their in-office counterparts, so companies need to get serious about ways to gain visibility into the activities of their remote employees to gauge productivity
Download the Simplifying Employee Investigations white paper and learn about some of the real-world issues businesses face that result in employee investigations, the methodologies used to perform investigations, and then we’ll look at why investigating proactively can help.
The data from your ethics and compliance helpline should be benchmarked against comparable organizations to assess program health and make improvements such as implementing policies, training employees, and conducting investigations. Learn everything you need to know about benchmarking your helpline data in our toolkit.
Unmanaged employee use of email and the web can subject any organization to costly risks including litigation, regulatory investigations and public embarrassment. Download this guide and learn how to deploy clearly written Acceptable Usage Policies (AUPs) for email and web usage, supported by employee training and enforced by proven technology solutions.
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