Preventing internal cybersecurity threats
In the context of cybersecurity, what are internal threats?
For comparison purposes, what is an external threat?
In what ways do internal threats affect an organization?
What are the top threats to internal data security?
The top five threats when it comes to internal data security are malicious insiders, miscellaneous human errors, technical errors themselves, insufficient access control systems and outdated software vulnerabilities. Malicious insider threats result when an employee uses their corporate network access for personal gain or in a way that threatens the integrity of the system; this could include sharing confidential information outside an organization or stealing data stored on a server connected to the main corporate network. Such insights should not only be credited but also highlighted since having knowledge about any potential threat always helps prevent incidents before they happen.
The top five threats when it comes to internal data security
Insufficient Access Control
Outdated Software Vulnerabilities