Agencies must monitor insider network threats, expert says

    Date29 Nov 2005
    CategoryGovernment
    7099
    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    Agency networks are more vulnerable than ever, according to a former CIA official and cybersecurity expert, and the greatest threat to an organization’s network security may come from within. Eric Cole, who worked for the CIA for more than five years, told an audience of government and corporate security professionals today at the inaugural Techno Forensics Conference at the National Institute of Standards and Technology that despite their best efforts, networks are only getting more porous.

    Cole said an emerging threat for organizations is that the emphasis on thwarting outside attacks and tracing their origins has led them to overlook the insider threat.

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