Hiring, Training and Human Oversight Can Help Battle Insider Threats, State Department Official Says

Insider threats present themselves in a variety of ways, and a person isn’t always responsible. Most insider threats are a mix of technology, personnel, and security, according to officials from the US Department of State.

Companies and institutions usually have to watch for threats coming from the outside, but dangers can lurk inside the infrastructure, and they’re not always clear. The human element of a Security Operation Center (SOC) makes it a lot easier to detect malevolent intent or even simple mistakes.

During the RSA Conference 2020 underway in San Francisco, representatives from the US Department of State have talked about what constitutes an insider threat and how companies can deal with such issues, including by using various filters during the hiring process.

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