Insider Threat Management

As the leading people-centric Insider Threat Management (ITM) solution, Proofpoint’s ITM protects against data loss and brand damage involving insiders acting maliciously, negligently, or unknowingly. Proofpoint correlates activity and data movement, empowering security teams to identify user risk, detect insider-led data breaches, and accelerate security incident response.

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Protect your IP and people from insider threats across the organisation

30% of data breaches are insider-driven – and the cost of these incidents has doubled in the last three years. Proofpoint empowers security teams to reduce insider threat risk and frequency, accelerate incident response and increase efficiency of their security operations.

Insider Threat Management Starter Pack

The place to start, to stop insider threats.

Insider threats are less threatening when you know how to manage them. In the Proofpoint Insider Threat Management (ITM) Starter Pack, you will find everything you need to get started with an ITM programme or make your existing strategies more effective.

We’ve gathered all the resources for you, including reports, strategies, and more, to help you mitigate the risks of insider threats, keeping your business safe from malicious or careless employees.


Insider Threats FAQs

There are some questions:

Any user with internal access to your data could be an insider threat. Vendors, contractors, and employees are all potential insider threats. Suspicious events from specific insider threat monitoring indicators include:

Recruitment: Employees and contractors can be convinced by outside attackers to send sensitive data to a third party. Voluntary: Disgruntled and dissatisfied employees can voluntarily send or sell data to a third party without any coercion. Unknowing: Due to phishing or social engineering, an individual may disclose sensitive information to a third party.

Because insiders have at least basic access to data, they have an advantage over an external threat that must bypass numerous firewalls and intrusion detection monitoring. The level of authorised access depends on the user’s permissions, so a high-privilege user has access to more sensitive information without the need to bypass security rules.
External threats are definitely a concern for corporations, but insider threats require a unique strategy that focuses on users with access, rather than users bypassing authorisation. Attacks that originate from outsiders with no relationship or basic access to data are not considered insider threats. Note that insiders can help external threats gain access to data either purposely or unintentionally.

Insider threats can come from anywhere.
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