In this age of digital transformation, securing sensitive information is paramount. Together with Ekran‘s world-leading privileged access management and insider risk monitoring technologies, Heron will enhance our managed security services to deliver comprehensive and innovative Zero Trust Security solutions, ensuring that organisations of all sizes can operate within a secure and resilient environment, guarding against evolving external and internal cyber threats.
What is Insider Threat?
Insider threat is a critical and often underestimated aspect of organizational security. While significant focus is typically placed on defending against external threats, history has shown that the malicious or negligent actions of insiders can have catastrophic consequences for businesses, governmental agencies, and other institutions. When discussing insider threats, it’s paramount to adopt an authoritative perspective, given the gravity and complexity of the topic.
An insider threat arises from individuals within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors, or business associates, who have inside information concerning the organization’s security practices, data, and computer systems. These threats can be both intentional (malicious intent) and unintentional (negligence):
- Malicious Insiders: These individuals intentionally harm the organization by stealing data, committing fraud, sabotaging systems, or aiding external adversaries.
- Negligent Insiders: Individuals who, through carelessness or lack of knowledge, inadvertently cause harm. This includes employees who fall for phishing attacks, misuse systems, or mishandle sensitive data.
- Infiltrators: External actors who gain legitimate access to the organization, typically through social engineering or by attaining a position within the company, to commit harm.
How Heron and Ekran’s combined capabilities will help companies?
Heron’s SOC capabilities and Ekran’s robust security solutions will enable our customers to establish stringent access controls, real-time insider risk monitoring, and swift response mechanisms, ensuring information confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
This partnership between Heron and Ekran aims to fortify the cybersecurity landscape in Singapore by providing local enterprises, including SMEs, with competitively-priced state-of-the-art security solutions tailored to their unique needs, enabling them to thrive in a secure digital ecosystem.
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