Insider Threat Management

Information Protection

As the leading people-centric Insider Threat Management (ITM) solution, Proofpoint’s ITM protects against data loss and brand damage involving insiders acting maliciously, negligently, or unknowingly. Proofpoint correlates activity and data movement, empowering security teams to identify user risk, detect insider-led data breaches, and accelerate security incident response.

Protect your IP and people from insider threats across the organization

30% of data breaches are insider-driven – and the cost of these insider security threat incidents has doubled in the last three years. Proofpoint empowers security teams to reduce insider threat risk and frequency, accelerate insider threat response and increase efficiency of their security operations.

Insider Threat Management Starter Pack

The place to start, to stop insider threats.

We’ve gathered all the resources for you, including reports, strategies and more, to help you mitigate the risk of insider threats.

  • Hear what the analysts say
  • Combat data loss and insider risk
  • Build your program
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Prioritize and act on insider security threats with real-time insight

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Ponemon 2022 Insider Threat Report

Cost of Insider Threats 2022 Report

According to the study, insider threat incidents have risen 44% over the past two years, with costs per incident up more than a third to $15.38 million.

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People-centric user risk analysis

Correlate user activity, data interaction, and user risk in unified explorations and visualized as timeline based views.

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Insider Threat Detection and Analytics

Detect data exfiltration, privilege abuse, application misuse, unauthorized access, risky accidental actions and other anomalous risky behavior with an easy to use insider threat monitoring rules engine and common risk explorations.

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Accelerate Insider Threat Response

Workflows and easy to understand evidence tailored for user-driven events that require collaboration with teams outside IT and across the digital productivity stack.

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Scalable, Secure and Extensible Cloud-Native Platform

Our API-driven modern architecture is built for scalability, security, privacy and flexibility to deploy as SaaS or on-premise. It helps you comply with your regional data sovereignty and privacy mandates. And it gives you global deployment options and industry-leading granular access controls.

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Proofpoint Information Protection

Prevent data loss across key channels and investigate insider violations, so you can secure sensitive data and meet compliance requirements.


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Insider Threats FAQs

There are some questions:
  • How many potential insider threat indicators are there?

    Any user with internal access to your data could be an insider threat. Vendors, contractors, and employees are all potential insider threats. Suspicious events from specific insider threat monitoring indicators include:

    • Recruitment: Employees and contractors can be convinced by outside attackers to send sensitive data to a third party.
    • Voluntary: Disgruntled and dissatisfied employees can voluntarily send or sell data to a third party without any coercion.
    • Unknowing: Due to phishing or social engineering, an individual may disclose sensitive information to a third party.
  • What advantages do insider threats have over others?

    Because insiders have at least basic access to data, they have an advantage over an external threat that must bypass numerous firewalls and intrusion detection monitoring. The level of authorized access depends on the user’s permissions, so a high-privilege user has access to more sensitive information without the need to bypass security rules.

  • What is not considered a potential insider threat?

    External threats are definitely a concern for corporations, but insider threats require a unique strategy that focuses on users with access, rather than users bypassing authorization. Attacks that originate from outsiders with no relationship or basic access to data are not considered insider threats. Note that insiders can help external threats gain access to data either purposely or unintentionally.