A Georgia man has been sentenced to federal prison in an unusual case in which he portrayed himself as a whistleblower while falsely reporting to authorities that a hospital worker committed criminal HIPAA violations.
Changes in work environments, including the transition to remote working, have led to an increase in demand for assessing and managing insider risk. Security and risk management leaders should evaluate how insider threat solutions can support their security objectives without alienating their workforce due to privacy...
Today's credential based threats
are complex, often touching many systems, using
multiple log-ins, and spanning a period of several
months. These insider threats involve the legitimate
credentials and access privileges of real users,
making them challenging for legacy security solutions
The sentencing this week of a medical researcher who pleaded guilty in a federal case involving conspiracy to steal trade secrets from a children’s hospital and sell them to China spotlights the growing risks to medical intellectual property posed by insiders.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ watchdog agency alleges that two VA employees “concealed” and “mispresented” the cybersecurity and privacy risks of an ambitious "big data" project that would have analyzed 22 million veterans’ health records dating back two decades.
Fraud is an increasingly serious threat for businesses around the world, eroding data integrity and security, consumer confidence and brand integrity. When fraud is discussed, hackers or external fraudsters often come to mind. However, insider fraud is a critical threat that is growing.
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It’s common for organizations to focus a large
portion of their security strategy around potential
outside cyber-threats. However, studies show that insider threats are on the rise and many times are
more difficult to identify. Learning and observing common insider behaviors and
technical actions is one of your...
A former Microsoft software engineer has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being found guilty on 18 criminal charges in connection with the theft of more than $10 million through the company's online retail platform.
COVID-19 accelerated everything else digital; why not fraud, too? In this latest CEO/CISO panel, cybersecurity leaders talk frankly about the pace and scale of new fraud schemes from business email compromise to card not present to insider risk.
A remote workforce. Economic stress. Pandemic fatigue. These ingredients create a "perfect storm" for insider risk, whether through malicious acts or accident. What can you do to improve monitoring and mitigation of insider risk in these unique conditions?
Randy Trzeciak, director of the CERT Insider Threat Center...
Amidst this new "perfect storm" of insider risk, enterprises face new challenges in detecting malicious and accidental activities. Tricia Hoyt, Director of Security Operations at ReliaQuest, offers insight on how to assess and reduce the risks.
A former vice president of a personal protective equipment packaging firm has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution for sabotaging the company's electronic shipping records during the COVID-19 pandemic - causing delays in deliveries - after he was terminated from his job.
A recent incident at a Canadian hospital involving a vendor's former employee who allegedly stole patient records in an attempt to extort money after being laid off illustrates the complex insider threats organizations face.