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Deceptive Microsoft Office Beacon Files Can Stop Threats

Posted by Gil Shulman on Nov 6, 2019 12:19:44 PM

Shadowy attackers targeting organizations from halfway around the world grab most of the cybersecurity headlines. However, research shows that 60 percent of data breaches and other cyberattacks on organizations are actually carried out by rogue or negligent insiders. According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, it takes an average of 72 days to contain an insider threat, and typical organizations with over 1,000 employees spend an average of US$8.76 million cleaning up after insider incidents every year.

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Case Study: Deception Technology Foils an Insider Data Theft

Posted by Hadar Yudovich on Dec 21, 2017 4:16:21 AM

People usually associate “advanced persistent threat” (APT) with malicious outsiders—nation-state or other sophisticated attackers. Generally, once an APT attacker has established an initial foothold, they conduct “low-and-slow”-style attacks involving a prolonged period of reconnaissance and lateral movement. Insider threats are usually thought of as intentional (or sometimes accidental) acts of data theft or other compromise committed by trusted users who know their way around and have legitimate, open access to sensitive assets.

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