Keeping Your Guard Up—Insider Cyber Risk for Small and Medium Sized Organizations
One of the most significant risks in the cybersecurity landscape is not necessarily new threat actors or changes to attack methodology but complacency. Too many organizations and their employees have a sense that cyberattacks only hit the “big” companies. They let their guard down and don’t suspect that internal employees may be falling asleep at the switch or, worse, trying to find ways around cybersecurity controls for self-gain.
Small and medium-sized businesses are far more likely to be the target of some form of cyberattack, especially if they are target-rich with financial, healthcare or other nonpublic information of value. Consequently, many organizations who have these types of sensitive information take minimal steps to protect themselves from insider risk, relying on a perceived low likelihood of incidence.
Business and public sector entities may have phishing email tests and annual training without incorporating automated controls to combat real-time risks. Similarly, other entities will have preventative controls that are industry relevant but not tailored to those organizations’ unique risk.
This session explores:
- How some of the most commonplace insider cybersecurity risks persist in small and medium-sized organizations.
- A hybrid approach to risk mitigation.
- Internal ethics recommendations for cybersecurity programs, and risk mitigation strategies for small and medium-sized organizations
Knowledge of basic cybersecurity and fraud risk management concepts
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Michael Schidlow - Speaker
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