Is your own staff the greatest threat to the security of your company? On this episode of Defense in Depth we discuss protecting your business from itself.



Check out this post and discussion for the basis of our conversation on this week’s episode which is co-hosted by me, David Spark (@dspark), the creator of CISO Series and Allan Alford (@AllanAlfordinTX), CISO at Mitel. Our guest is Vijay Bolina (@_jamesbaud_), CISO, Blackhawk Network.

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On this episode of Defense in Depth, you’ll learn:

  • Nearly 1 in 5 people would sell their health record for $500. (source)
  • Insider threat mistakes can take many forms. It could be someone carelessly leaving a USB key somewhere or it could be a developer simply not securing their code.
  • Security people make mistakes just like non-security people. Difference is when a security person makes a mistake, chances are the gravity of the damage will be much higher.
  • A breach doesn’t necessarily have to damage the company. A breach simply means data left your protected area of the business. And that is still bad even if there was no actual damage.