Insider Threats The Risk of Endpoint Access by Departing Employees

Insider Threats Risk of Endpoint Access
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Insider Threats The Risk of Endpoint Access by Departing Employees On Demand Webinar


Insider threat programs are designed to reduce the risks of embezzlement, espionage, loss of strategic assets, sabotage and physical violence by current employees. However, departed employees pose a covert threat that could dismantle the pillars of your organizational security. Even though organizations know to disable access and credentials of departing employees, what safeguards should be put in place to ensure that direct or indirect access after termination has actually been done? 
In this webinar, you will review case studies that detail when an employee’s endpoint access was not disabled before an attack could be launched. In only one-third of the cases was there an economic gain to the employee, while the remaining cases involved sabotage and vandalism motivated by revenge. You will also learn about how the acts of sabotage were made possible by exploiting the same lapse in system controls, namely “backdoor” access.  


Understanding of employee onboarding and termination (employee exit management) procedures. Understanding of accounting system controls and permissions.

You Will Learn How To:

Create a program designed to prevent and detect security threats from both inside and outside your organization.

Identify the cybersecurity risks that departed employees pose.

Recognize best practices for security and training for involuntary terminations.

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
NASBA Information: Information Technology
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: March 2024
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


Mark Nigrini,CA(SA) - Speaker


West Virginia University

Mark J. Nigrini is an associate professor of accounting at West Virginia University. His research passion for many years has been a phenomenon known as Benford’s Law, which is related to the patterns of the digits in tabulated data. His current research addresses insider threats, and more specifically, the cybersecurity risks posed by former employees. 

Included in his array of academic publications is the lead article in the new premier forensic accounting journal, the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research. His work has been featured in publications including The Financial Times, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. His radio interviews have included the BBC in London, and NPR in the U.S. His television interviews have included an interview on a fraud saga for the “Evil Twins” series for the Investigation Discovery Channel. He is a regular presenter at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference and at events overseas such as Brazil’s Interforensics 2023. 

Christopher A. Ramezan - Speaker


Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
West Virginia University

Christopher A. Ramezan is an assistant professor of cybersecurity and the coordinator of the Master of Science in Business Cybersecurity Management program at West Virginia University. He has taught numerous courses in networking and cybersecurity at the undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels. His research interests include security architecture, federated learning approaches for cyber event detection in industrial control systems, cybersecurity workforce development and industry best practices, as well as applying machine learning and deep learning methods on multispectral and hyperspectral satellite imagery to solve remote sensing and geospatial problem sets.  

Ramezan also serves as the academic lead for the U.S. National Team in the NATO Locked Shields cybersecurity exercise with the U.S. Cyber Command, Defense Information Systems Agency, and the West Virginia Army National Guard. Ramezan was also awarded the both the Dean’s Distinction in Teaching and Dean’s Distinction in Service awards in 2023, as well as the WV Educator of the Year (2023-2024) by the West Virginia American Legion. He possesses over 20 industry cybersecurity certifications including the CISSP, CISM, CASP and CDPSE. 



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