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Haystax Technology Study: Most Companies Feeling Vulnerable to Insider Attacks

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Haystax Technology today released a first-of-its-kind report, Insider Threats In 2018: Predictions On What To Look For To Minimize Your Risk, based on interviews with nearly 1,500 cybersecurity professionals over three years. The study – and Haystax’s predictions for 2018 based on it – make it clear that organizations are feeling the pressure from insider threats and are ramping up detection, prevention and remediation.

“One consistent message we heard in all of these interviews was that cybersecurity professionals don’t feel equipped to stop insider attacks, despite an increase in funding for things like better controls and training,” said Haystax Technology CEO Bryan Ware. “I’m not surprised that so many are now using analytics, as they need actionable intelligence to proactively identify and defend against threats from both malicious insiders and negligent users.”

Key findings of the study include:

This will be a watershed year for insider threat, one that will require increased spending on threat mitigation, as well as the adoption of analytical tools to prevent, detect and remediate such attacks. Haystax’s Haystax Analytics Platform™ does all this and more, delivering advanced security analytics and risk-management solutions that enable rapid understanding and response to virtually any type of cyber or physical threat.


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