Insider Threats – Top Insider Attacks and How to Spot Them

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Data breaches, threats and loss of data is at an all-time high. In 2017 the number of data breaches hit a new record, a drastic 44.7% increase over the 2016 high, according to the 2017 Data Breach Year-End Review by the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. Insider threats, whether malicious or accidental, account for a large portion of data breaches; however, it is becoming increasingly difficult to proactively detect insider threats.

Too often, people associate the term “insider threats” in cybersecurity with malicious employees intending to directly harm the company through theft or sabotage. However, negligent employees or contractors unintentionally cause an equally high number of security breaches and leaks by accident. Every threat becomes an insider threat at some point in time, even if it starts externally. It's clear that organizations need a strategy to easily assess, detect, and remediate threats, whether from internal or external attackers.

Join experts from Quest for a live webcast to learn how to minimize your risk to threats including:

  • Limitations with native tools
  • Seven areas you need to have your eye on
  • Actions you can take to secure your environment

Sukhwant Chauhan

Strategic Systems Consultant, Quest

Sukhwant is a solution architect consultant with the primary focus on Compliance and IT security within the Quest India. He has over 15 years of experience in Solution Consulting, Investigations, forensic technology, compliance and technology project management. He has worked across industry sectors with the primary focus on IT/ITES, consumer markets and BFSI, manufacturing industry.


Anil Chopra

VP-Research and Consulting, CyberMedia Research

Anil heads research, go-to-market initiatives, and special projects at CMR. He has a knack for spotting the latest technology trends and has conducted many path-breaking market surveys and studies on technology adoption, IT buying patterns and technology implementations across enterprises in India.

Anil has worked with CyberMedia in various capacities, with his last role being the Group Editor-Technology for all CyberMedia publications, including PCQuest, Dataquest, Voice and Data, and CIOL.com. He has also benchmarked and tested a wide variety of IT products and services, during his stint with CyberMedia Labs, the country’s first vendor-neutral product testing facility.

Anil is a sought after speaker, and has delivered sessions and moderated panel discussions at various prestigious CIO forums on topics relevant for IT decision makers across SMBs and large enterprises. He also gets invited regularly by leading enterprises (like Indian Oil, PSU Banks, etc.) to deliver expert talks to their internal IT teams.

An engineer and MBA by training, Anil has a passion for analyzing technology and delivering insights. A multi-channel content specialist, he also writes regularly about the latest enterprise technologies and trends.