Insider threats, either malicious or unintentional, pose a substantial risk to organizations, potentially more so than external hackers. Educating employees about security practices, controlling access, analyzing employee behavior, and a robust incident response plan that includes investigation, containment, and mitigation are vital in preventing such breaches. The in-depth knowledge insiders possess makes them harder to detect and mitigate, requiring organizations to be ever vigilant.
Hamilton’s city manager predicts the city will come out stronger following a cyber incident. The city has implemented new cybersecurity measures and believes the incident