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During his time as an FBI informant, LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, reportedly continued to direct members to launch attacks on multiple nations. The countries targeted included the United Kingdom, Turkey and Australia. Like Edward Snowden, Monsegur’s actions are an extreme example of insider threats and show us how deep they can go.

Insider threats are one of the most difficult security events to defend against; which controls and techniques are most effective?

Listen to our latest security slice podcast and hear Tim ErlinLamar Bailey and Craig Young discuss the main reason why insider threats escape detection, the “myth” of data loss prevention appliances and five practical ways to evaluate and protect against insider threats.

 

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