IT Business Edge published an article yesterday that discusses the lack of internal response companies have with respect to securing their endpoints and protecting from data loss or theft. Intel conducted a Study last year that shows 43% of data loss within an organization occurs from the inside (their own employees). Another study conducted by Fasoo and Ponemon Institute discovered that 72% of IT Security pros are not confident in their ability to control or even manage employee access to sensitive files.
This should be a concern to anyone who is in Executive management or is part of a board because if companies do not know who is accessing the sensitive data within their network, how can they protect/prevent unauthorized insiders from sealing it? The Fasoo study also indicated that 55% of respondents had at least one security incident because of negligent or malicious employees.
All of these incidents can be minimized almost entirely if proper tools were implemented at the endpoint where employee activity occurs.
Employers today need to recognize that employees represent their greatest competitive asset, and thus their greatest potential threat. With a business climate that recognizes that employees have access and knowledge of critical data, companies need to find solutions that mitigate the greatest threat to organizations, one being the insider.
InterGuard eliminates insider threats and protects company confidential data by recording/blocking all activity on PC’s and Mac’s on or off the network along with automated reports and alerts sent via email. And with our Data Loss Prevention software, you will be able to view and block sensitive data from leaving via email, web forms and removable media as well as data saved on local drives (even remote laptops). In most businesses, human capital is your most significant cost. While PCs can increase staff productivity, they can also leave companies vulnerable to insider threats which can bring business to its knees. Worse than an actual insider threat is not knowing the “who, what, where and when. By recording all PC activity, both on or off network, InterGuard helps you maximize employee productivity by ensuring that your resources are focused on work. With ROI in excess of 3000%, you can stay ahead of the competition and eliminate insider threats!