Insider Threats & Workplace Collaboration Platforms

Posted by Wiretap Staff on 6/20/18 11:36 AM

An insider threat is a risk of breach that comes from individuals within a given organization (e.g. employees). The risk level with this type of threat is especially high given the amount of access, knowledge, and autonomy employees possess.

The truth is, inconveniently, people act one way in formal meetings and another way on their company's digital collaboration network. And this inconvenient truth can add a layer of risk, or a blind spot, for the organization.

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Topics: Security Audit, Record Retention, #employeemonitoring, Artificial Intelligence, Workplace Collaboration

The Hidden Cost of Security-Related Consent Decrees - The Secret Weapon of Regulatory Agencies

Posted by Greg Moran on 8/22/17 5:10 PM

For those of us that have worked in highly regulated industries, consent decrees are not a new concept. However, in the tech industry, many companies are beginning to understand the power of this regulatory weapon. Last week the FTC slapped a consent decree on Uber for its flawed privacy practices that led to the disclosure of private information for 100,000 Uber drivers. The FTC cannot fine a company for its first violation, so many viewed the consent decree as a slap on the wrist for a serious violation. Perhaps they should have been fined, but let's parse the effect of that consent decree for a moment to see what it really means.

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Topics: Consent Decree, Security Audit, Uber