Insider Threat Security: Edward Snowden – NSA

Insider threat security: The potential of damage from insider threats, such as Edward Snowden who worked at the NSA, is not only real, but widespread. This type of insider threat exists across borders (both geographic and otherwise) and in both traditional and cloud environments.

Systems administrators and other privileged users have had unrestricted access to far too many systems and the sensitive, valuable data they house. Individuals in IT roles simply do not need that level of data access to do their jobs – the right level of security controls have simply not been put in place.

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