3 Types of Insider Threats & How to Stop Them

By Force 3

When we think about insider threats, we typically think about Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning — malicious, intentional actors with specific motivations. But are they the only insider threats agencies face?

Not remotely, nor are they always the most dangerous.

In Episode 12 of “Through the Firewall,” Pete Burke, Security and Enterprise Networks Technical Consultant at Force 3, describes three types of insider threats — from the malicious Snowden-type attack, to the lesser-discussed, but equally dangerous negligent and compromised insider threats — and how technologies like StealthWatch can help agencies defend against them.