Last week, Apple faced a major data breach after a former employee stole confidential information by copying company files onto his own personal device.
Apple has been hard at work developing plans for an autonomous car project, and with this information potentially leaked to the public and/or competitors; Apple can be in world of trouble. According to Digital Trends, “They found thousands of confidential files including various operating manuals and diagrams, plus hundreds of photographs taken inside the Apple campus.”
The seriousness of this matter is something we here at InterGuard do not take lightly. InterGuard is a complete internal threat solution downloaded at the endpoint, with four modules including User Activity Monitoring, Data Loss Prevention, Endpoint Control and Web Filtering.
Here are five ways this data breach could have been avoided had Apple been using InterGuard software:
InterGuard would have alerted Apple that an employee copied the proprietary files from the server to his local computer.
The software also would have captured a file renamed event after the employee renamed the copied files to hide their contents.
Our Data Loss Prevention product would have captured via Data at Rest policy the files being stored on the employee’s machine.
InterGuard would have captured and prevented the employee attempting to copy the files to a flash drive.
The software would have captured a file deletion event after the employee deleted the files from his computer to cover his tracks from the theft.
Companies, even as successful as Apple, can be victims to internal data breaches. No matter the scale of your company, data breaches can affect anyone. Be prepared and take advantage of all the services provided by InterGuard to protect your business. To find out more about how employee monitoring software can work in your organization, take an online test drive.