Many Unaware of Potential Financial Loss Once Insider Incident Occurs
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2017) - Dtex Systems™, a leader in user behavior intelligence and insider threat detection, in partnership with SANS released an industry report titled "Defending Against the Wrong Enemy: 2017 SANS Insider Threat Survey." The report reveals numerous findings related to the insider threat. Key among them are that most organizations do not realize that insider-related attacks can cause serious damage, with 45 percent of respondents reporting that they do not know the potential for financial losses associated with an insider incident and 33 percent reporting that they do not know how much related losses are costing their organizations. This finding was especially troubling when taken into consideration with facts from a recent Ponemon report which revealed that organizations were spending upwards of $4.3 million to mitigate, address and resolve insider-related incidents.
Most alarmingly, the SANS report found that only 18 percent of respondents acknowledge having a formal incident response plan with specific provisions for insider threats and 38 percent of those with response plans admit that their detection and prevention capabilities are ineffective. This indicates that when it comes to winning at cybersecurity, organizations are just starting to focus on the easiest attack vector: the insider.
The survey unveils that the insider threat continues to elude most organizations, particularly the level of damage it can create. Among some of the more salient findings revealed in the report are:
For more details around managing internal threats, download the "Defending Against the Wrong Enemy: 2017 SANS Insider Threat Survey" here: https://dtexsystems.com/defending-against-the-wrong-enemy-2017-sans-insider-threat-survey/
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Dtex Systems arms enterprises across the globe with revolutionary technology to protect against user threats, data breaches, and outsider infiltration. As the only solution combining unparalleled endpoint visibility with advanced analytics, Dtex is able to pinpoint threats with greater accuracy than traditional security methods without adversely impacting user productivity. To learn more, visit www.dtexsystems.com.
Bhava Communications for Dtex Systems