Insider Threat

Insider Threat: Protect your Data with Digital Guardian

According to the 2013 U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey, 53% of respondents say damage caused by insider attacks is more severe than damage from outsider attacks. Insider threats include theft of proprietary information, unauthorized access to or use of information/systems/networks, theft of intellectual property, unintentional exposure of private sensitive data such as customer and financial records, and other data breaches and theft. Digital Guardian is the only company that protects data from insider and outsider threats with a single platform.

Insider Threats Are Not Limited to Corporations and Enterprises

Insider threats are a serious concern at the government level, particularly for the U.S. government. In October 2011, President Obama issued Executive Order 13587, establishing the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF), under joint leadership of the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence to “…prevent, deter and detect compromises of classified information by malicious insiders.” Furthermore, the President’s memo on insider threats, called “National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs,” was released in November 2012. Whistleblowers, information leakers, and fraud and abuse exposers all fall under the U.S. government’s insider threat umbrella. The NITTF assists government agencies in developing and implementing their insider threat programs, but protecting against insider threats is still a challenge for businesses.

Digital Guardian Classifies and Protects Data At Every Level

Digital Guardian works to prevent data loss and protect your data from insider threats, even at the government level. From the moment it is deployed, Digital Guardian starts identifying and protecting your most sensitive data. The platform automatically tags and classifies your sensitive data to stop anything proprietary from leaving your company or agency. It’s sophisticated enough to block and control only the behaviors that pose threats to your organization based on the user, event, and data type. Its unique contextual awareness and noninvasive approach minimize risk while your employees go about their business as usual.

The Need to Protect Company Data from Insider Threats

Chances are, your data is distributed to a wide network of employees, partners, and contractors. All of those users create, manipulate, and share data at rates never seen before. Your data moves on and off the corporate network, on corporate and personal devices, and now in the cloud. Independent contractors and freelancers work outside the office – and off your corporate network – meaning your network defenses are left behind and your data is put at risk every moment of the day. So, how are you protecting sensitive data from insider threats?

Digital Guardian Data Loss Prevention: Insider Threat Protection Implementation

Reduce insider threat risks and maximize your data protection capabilities with Digital Guardian Data Loss Prevention. Digital Guardian DLP was built to defend against insider threats, delivering full visibility into all data access and usage while applying controls to enforce data protection policies and prevent sensitive data loss. Its data protection capabilities include automatic data classification, device and email encryption, privileged user control, application control, malware protection, and more.

In order to defend against today’s insider threats Digital Guardian delivers:

  • Comprehensive data discovery, classification, and monitoring to identify where sensitive data is located, how it moves through the organization, and where risks lie
  • Security policy implementation and enforcement to prevent risky activity without disrupting business practices
  • Advanced analystics and correlation to identify potential risks in real time
  • Forensic-grade reporting to log all data activity and facilitate incident response

Digital Guardian Is Your Best Defense Against Insider and Outsider Threats

Digital Guardian offers the most advanced data protection platform. It is the only single platform to secure against both insider and outsider threats, safeguarding millions of endpoints against malicious or inadvertent data loss by insiders as well as cyber attacks and advanced threats. Proven to run silently for the world’s top IP holders, Digital Guardian has zero impact on even the most performance-sensitive devices. Get unprecedented data visibility and control at the endpoint with Digital Guardian, your best defense against insider threats.

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