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Cloud computing and the amplified insider threat

Submitted by on December 1, 2017 – 11:45 pmNo Comment

When it comes to insider threats, the nature of the threats is largely the same regardless of the computing environment, such as whether the data and apps reside on-premises, public cloud, or provide cloud — the risk of data exfiltration, data destruction, theft, and similar is ever-present.

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One of the most troublesome aspects of insider threats is just how random they can be. When it comes to insiders gone awry, you never really know what will set an insider off. It could be high levels of debt they’ve accumulated, a substance addiction, blackmail, a personal life that’s suddenly gone troublesome and so forth. It could also be aspects closer to work: business reasons that involve perceived poor pay, fear of being fired, or feelings of being overlooked. All enterprises of all sizes have to be concerned about insider threats.

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