Governance & Risk Management , Insider Threat

Insider Threat: Greater Risk Mitigation Required

Make Insider Threat Defenses 'Top of the Agenda' Says Veriato's Chris Gilkes
Chris Gilkes, insider threat consultant, Veriato

Too many organizations are still failing to prioritize mitigating the risk posed by insiders, whether they're malicious actors or model employees who make mistakes the unintentionally lead to a data breach, says Veriato's Chris Gilkes.

See Also: The Hidden Threat: Understanding Insider Risks

Putting insider threat defenses in place "needs to be right at the top of the agenda," he says. "It's about understanding the effect that people can have, and humans are fallible at the end of the day. You program the machine, but not the human."

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Cybersecurity Summit in London, Gilkes discusses:

  • The insider threat;
  • Cultural challenges and improvement strategies;
  • The challenge of monitoring, versus acting.

Gilkes is an insider threat consultant and director of sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Veriato. He's formerly held roles at Blackthorn Technologies, Canon and Hammond Logistics Group, among other organizations.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

Around the Network

Our website uses cookies. Cookies enable us to provide the best experience possible and help us understand how visitors use our website. By browsing, you agree to our use of cookies.