More Than Half of Organizations Have Experienced an Insider Threat in the Past Year According to 2023 Insider Threat Report
Gurucul, a leading and innovative provider of solutions in the Next Generation SIEM market, and Cybersecurity Insiders, a 600,000+ member online community for information security professionals, today released its annual 2023 Insider Threat Report. Overall, results indicate insider threats are a top concern at organizations of all kinds; only 3% of respondents surveyed are not concerned with insider risk.
With responses from more than 325 cybersecurity professionals, the report explores the latest trends and challenges organizations are facing as they work to adapt to changing insider threats, and how organizations are preparing to better protect critical data and IT infrastructure.
The report found that organizations have never felt more vulnerable with three-quarters of respondents saying they feel moderately to extremely vulnerable to insider threats - an increase of 8% over the previous year. This rise in perceived vulnerability coincides with a significant increase in insider attacks as 74% of organizations report that attacks have become more frequent (a 6% increase over last year), with 60% experiencing at least one attack and 25% experiencing more than six attacks.
Organizations are also struggling with insider threats in the cloud and often don't have the necessary technical capabilities in place to detect and prevent them. Almost all organizations (87%) consider unified visibility and control across all apps, devices, web destinations, on-premises resources, and infrastructure to be moderately to extremely important. However, less than half (48%) monitor for unusual behavior across their cloud footprint and the web. Furthermore, over half of respondents said that detecting insider threats is harder in the cloud and that uptime and performance of tools like SASE and CASB is vital to success.
"This report sheds light on some of the most interesting insider threat challenges facing organizations today. While it shows that 86% are using some sort of solution to monitor user behavior in some way, it was surprising to ee that access logging was the primary method, and that only 25% are using automated tools to monitor user behavior 24x7," said Saryu Nayyar, Gurucul CEO. "The types of monitoring and analytics used to detect insider threats vary widely between organizations. This highlights the need for better tools and processes to analyze data behavior, user behavior, access and movement across a network both internally and externally to detect and prevent insider attacks."
Some additional key stats from the report include:
"The threat landscape has changed significantly over the last year as organizations recalibrate to new hybrid work models, as access to cloud apps increases, and as economic uncertainty drives insider risks to new levels," said Holger Schulze, CEO and Founder of Cybersecurity Insiders. "This report is designed to take the pulse of security professionals that are in the trenches working to mitigate insider threats and give readers a better understanding of the challenges we all face across the industry."
To download the entire "2023 Insider Threat Report" click here https://gurucul.com/2023-insider-threat-report.
Gurucul is a global cyber security company that is changing the way organizations protect their most valuable assets, data and information from insider and external threats both on-premises and in the cloud. Gurucul's real-time Cloud-Native Security Analytics and Operations Platform provides customers with Next Generation SIEM, Open XDR, UEBA, and Identity and Access Analytics in one unified platform. It combines machine learning behavior profiling with predictive risk-scoring algorithms to predict, prevent, and detect breaches. Gurucul technology is used by Global 1000 companies and government agencies to fight cybercrimes, IP theft, insider threat and account compromise as well as for log aggregation, compliance and risk-based security orchestration and automation for real-time extended detection and response. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit https://gurucul.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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