In the world of cybersecurity and insider risk management, 2020 shaped up to be a year unlike any other. While remote workspaces were certainly on an upward trend at the start of the year, no one could’ve predicted how quickly the coronavirus pandemic would accelerate the implementations of these structures. And we’re still dealing with much of the fallout and challenges nearly a whole year into the pandemic. As we close in on a new year, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on the challenges of the past year and use that knowledge to inform your decision-making in 2021. What should be your top priorities for your insider risk management program in the coming year?
Building Out Your Program
For some organizations, the rapid implementation of remote work due to the pandemic was chaotic and left much to be desired from a cybersecurity standpoint. Many were able to claw back and improvise as the reality of work life during a pandemic set in, but if you haven’t yet, now is the time to begin fleshing out your program and making it more comprehensive. If you’re not utilizing insider threat detection tools, best practices for remote access, or more, your insider risk management program needs to do so. Ensure that your team is fully staffed and trained on your organizational protocols. Even if your cybersecurity implementations in the past were haphazard and reactive, now is the time to be proactive and build a foundation that can be used now and in the future.
Learn to Understand Insider Threat Motivations
By doing this, you can potentially stop insider incidents before they even occur. Learn the key indicators that may point to a potential insider threat. Understand how a lack of knowledge and training can create unintentional insider threats and develop strategies for preventing this from occurring. Your organization may be at different levels of risk for potential insider incident scenarios depending on your particular industry as well.
Learning your KPIs will allow you to demonstrate the value of your insider risk management program to C-suite executives and lead to more buy-in from those at the top for your efforts. It will also allow you to measure your team’s performance and determine areas for improvement. Some important KPIs you can measure include – mean time to detection (MTTD), mean time to resolution (MTTR), and return on investment (RoI).
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