“It’s not enough to simply put the programs in place to meet a guideline or regulation. Insider threat is a constantly evolving problem, and federal agencies at all levels will need to update and attend to their systems regularly to stay ahead of potential attacks.”
From pipelines to transportation systems, our nation’s critical industries have been under attack by bad actors. While these threats have come from external sources, it should cause federal agencies to look inward at their insider threat programs. Our VP Col. Michael Hudson writes in @TheHill about the steps agencies should be taking right now to protect themselves in case the next threat comes from the inside
Inside attacks can happen. Malice does not always have to be the reason for a cyberattack. A threat actor can target an otherwise loyal employee based on his role or access level and coerce him into breaching the company’s security on behalf of an external third party.