Patterns define human behaviour. They help point to potential problems before they become full-blown incidents; and the same is true in cybersecurity. Patterns (or deviation from) can be an organisations biggest ally in the fight to prevent data breaches. In a new blog for IAM and PAM specialist One Identity, Jenny Radcliffe describes the importance of patterns with real life examples of her observations when investigating data leaks.
“Many years ago I investigated a case of suspected Intellectual Property theft for an industrial client in Asia. The suspicion was that large amounts of proprietary research and development information were being leaked to a competitor. The leak would have to have been through an individual within the client company with access to specific information on their new product offering. A process of elimination had confirmed the source as likely to be an individual, or group of individuals, within the quality department of one of their manufacturing sites….”
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