Remote Work Creates Insider Threat ConcernsMargaret Cunningham of Forcepoint X-Labs Describes Risky Remote Worker Behaviors
Recent research highlights the growth in risky remote work behaviors. Margaret Cunningham of Forcepoint X-Labs discusses the implications of this increase in insider threats and provides risk mitigation insights.
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“One of our insider threats isn't this bad actor evil person retaliating or breaking something; it's someone who's doing something potentially innovative and creative to get their job done," Cunningham says. "But in doing that, they can cause some issues for our security team."
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Cunningham discusses:
- Factors influencing remote worker behavior;
- How security professionals can help mitigate insider threat risks;
- Priorities for insider threat risk management this year.
Cunningham, who has a doctorate in applied experimental psychology, is the principal research scientist for human behavior at Forcepoint X-Labs, where she serves as the behavioral science subject matter expert on an interdisciplinary security team driving the development of human-centric security solutions. Previously, she supported the human systems integration branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.