The Insider Threat
Employees are willing to steal data from their employers and for the most part there is nothing being done to stop them. Two separate studies published this week show that insiders are walking off with customer lists, plans and proposals, and sensitive product information.
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Almost half of the respondents (48 percent) admitted if they were fired tomorrow they would take company information with them, Cyber-Ark says. Thirty-nine percent of people would download company/competitive information if they got wind that their job were at risk. A quarter of workers said the recession has made them feel less loyal toward their employers.
As we have noted before, much of the insider theft (42% in one survey) is committed with the help of USB flash drives. In response, Kanguru is developing management tools to give companies more control over their USB thumbdrive fleet. With KRMC, administrators currently have the power to remotely disable or delete employee flash drives when the individual is leaving the company. Next week Kanguru will be announcing a powerful new add-on module specifically designed to keep unauthorized flash drives out and prevent data leakage via USB devices.