The results of these issues have led to the realization that nothing beats being prepared and implementing the right safety measures to protect sensitive information and internal data.
Two years ago, the Apollo data breach occurred. This left more than 200 million contacts in a database, and 10 million companies exposed to phishers and hackers. Apollo was a company that provided market analysis and sales for clients by using mass amounts of data.
With more and more breaches exposing thousands of people's personal data, it's vital that more companies protect their data with insider threat protection.
The Start-Up Company That Started it
However, Apollo needed access to sensitive data in order to conduct a good level of analysis. This information included data in relation to the board of directors of a company based in Oklahoma. In the consequential data breach, this sensitive data was exposed and compromised. User login information of hundreds of employees was found on public forums online, which indicates how quickly sensitive information can spread on the internet once it's released.
This means that once the information has been breached, you have no choice but to work quickly to slow the spread, similar to the virus. Otherwise, your company could end up facing far more serious consequences that hang around for a long time.
Unfortunately, techniques and tactics to slow the spread of compromised data are often too simple to be effective. They can include things like asking those who have been affected to change their passwords, implement two-factor authentication, or increase their general vigilance. However, unless these measures are taken almost immediately, they won’t be able to do much in the face of such a breach.
Implementing Insider Threat Protection
Just like the coronavirus, if urgent measures like social distancing aren’t put in place straight away, the spread of the disease will have deadly consequences. This is why it’s so important that instead of implementing damage control after the fact, preventative measures are put in place to stop the breach from ever happening.
The thing about data breaches is that they can be either external or internal. There are many ways to protect your company from outside data threats, but it’s a bit more complicated to make sure that you keep inside threat protection at bay.
However, protecting your company’s data with cybersecurity from the inside out is essential to ensuring that your company can survive times of hardship and maintain a high standard of security and safety for employee's saved information.
With insider threat protection, you have a lower risk of being infiltrated from the inside out.