ESG Insider Threat Program Realities – Report

ESG
Insider Threat Program Realities Report

Build a more effective insider threat strategy and understand the approaches of other industry leaders with these insights from ESG.

ESG RESEARCH INSIGHTS REPORT: INSIDER THREAT PROGRAM REALITIES

Despite heightened awareness and increased mindshare dedicated to insider threats, most organizations report that insider threat detection is only growing more difficult. Challenges such as limited budget and resources; expanding attack surfaces and potential points of compromise; and a growing reliance on the user as a line of security defense have left IT and security professionals grappling with the inevitability that their company’s sensitive data and systems will be compromised. It’s no longer a matter of ‘if,’ but ‘when.’

In partnership with Dtex, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) surveyed 300 cybersecurity and research professionals to better understand the root of these challenges… and how to overcome them. The insights revealed include:

Finding Highlights Include:

  • Sixty percent of the organizations surveyed have a narrow view of insider threats, which in turn results in narrowed / limited visibility
  • Two in three respondents struggle to turn increasing amounts of security activity and event data being collected into actionable insights
  • More than half of organizations report significant weaknesses with legacy insider threat technologies such as data loss prevention, behavior analytics and employing monitoring solutions

The report, ‘Insider Threat Program Realities,’ also includes guidance from ESG on how to identify the intelligent, data-driven solutions needed to build an effective insider threat detection and management strategy.

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More Findings Include...

60 %

MISUNDERSTANDING OF INSIDER THREATS

60% of organizations have a myopic view of insider threats.

62 %

INCREASING DIFFICULTIES

62% of organizations believe insider threat detection has become more difficult in the last 2 years.

61 %

TECHNOLOGY WEAKNESSES

61% of respondents find that traditional UEBA produces a large number of false-positive alerts.