Entries by Thad Scheer

Personam ITD would have Saved Sony Millions

SONY, a global tech giant, was brought to kneel this past week by the most devastating type of cyber threat, an “inside job”. Losses weren’t only confined to a single division but rather affected nearly every operating unit of the global brand. Denied access to online systems, the worldwide workforce resorted to using pens, paper, […]

Why the Government Insider Threat Program Will Fail

President Obama has ordered federal employees to monitor the behavioral patterns of coworkers and report suspicious observations to officials.  Under this policy a coworker’s failure to cast suspicion on another coworker could result in penalties that include criminal charges. Seriously! This is the current policy for preventing the next insider threat, to pit coworker against coworker! Well…interestingly […]

Wake up! It’s the insider threat you need to worry about

THE INSIDER THREAT IS DETECTABLE AND LOSSES ARE PREVENTABLE WITH EARLY DETECTION Edward Snowden is the new face of the insider threat, the media even calls him the “Ultimate Insider Threat”.  This is someone who has the highest-level security clearance, endures a background reinvestigation every 5 years, takes a polygraph exam, and still betrays his […]

Tech that finds bad guys (and girls too)

A hotel worker in China entered Frank’s room while he was away at dinner and installed a new type of spyware on his laptop.  The spyware traveled home with Frank, waiting to connect to the corporate network. Once behind the firewall the spyware infected hosts, generated link charts of business relationships, harvested intellectual property, and […]