Dasera's Recognition in Gartner's 2023 Market Guide for Insider Threats

The newly released Gartner Market Guide for Insider Risk Management Solutions has highlighted a critical aspect of organizational security – the increasing threat posed by insider activities, especially intellectual property theft and employee-induced breaches. In today's digital age, where data is an invaluable asset, the impact of such threats cannot be overstated. This guide emphasizes that the risks within the organization can often be as significant, if not more, than external threats. It’s not just about guarding against external hackers and cybercriminals; there’s a pressing need to vigilantly monitor and manage risks that originate from those within the organization - intentional or accidental.

Furthermore, the guide articulates the need for a comprehensive approach to insider risk management. Traditional security measures, while essential, are no longer sufficient to combat these evolving threats. Organizations must adopt a multi-faceted strategy that includes advanced monitoring tools, predictive analytics, and behavioral assessment capabilities. This approach requires integrating various solutions to understand user activities and intentions better. By doing so, companies can effectively detect anomalies, predict potential breaches, and implement proactive measures to mitigate these risks. This holistic strategy encompasses technology solutions, adapting organizational policies, and fostering a culture of security awareness and responsibility among employees.

Echoing the insights from Gartner’s Market Guide, the CyberSecurity Insiders' Insider Threat Report further amplifies the urgency of this evolving security challenge. It underscores a paradigm shift in organizational security concerns, moving the spotlight from external to internal threats.

Shifting Focus: The Rising Tide of Insider Threats in Organizational Security

The Insider Threat Report by CyberSecurity Insiders depicts a critical shift in the focus of organizational security. While the emphasis has traditionally been on external threats like hackers and state-sponsored cyber attacks, the report reveals a pressing concern from within the organizations, validating Gartner’s market guide. A significant 74% of surveyed organizations report an increase in insider attacks, with the same percentage acknowledging their vulnerability to such threats. Over half of these organizations experienced insider threats in the past year, with 8% facing more than 20 incidents. The threat landscape is not limited to malicious intent; it includes accidental breaches caused by negligence or lack of training. With 68% of respondents expressing concerns about insider risks in office or hybrid work models and 53% finding it challenging to detect these threats in cloud environments, the situation's complexity is evident. 

Recognizing this shift towards internal vulnerabilities, it becomes crucial to understand the multifaceted nature of these risks. The next section delves deeper into the challenges outlined by the CyberSecurity Insiders report, exploring how insider threats span many scenarios beyond mere cybersecurity incidents.

The Complexity of Insider Risks

The complexity of managing insider risks, as outlined by Gartner, extends beyond the immediate realm of cybersecurity. It is a multifaceted challenge that demands a concerted effort from various organizational departments. The nature of insider risks is such that it encompasses a broad spectrum of activities, from unintentional errors and negligence to deliberate data theft and other malicious endeavors. This diversity of threats necessitates a comprehensive strategy that integrates technological solutions with organizational policies and procedures. Effective insider risk management hinges on this cross-departmental collaboration, where IT and cybersecurity teams work with legal, HR, finance, and physical security departments. Such a coordinated approach ensures not only the detection and mitigation of risks but also helps build a more resilient and aware organizational culture. It emphasizes the importance of educating employees about data security, establishing clear data access and usage protocols, and implementing rigorous monitoring and response mechanisms. This holistic strategy is essential to create an environment where security is a shared responsibility, mitigating the risk of insider threats and safeguarding the organization's critical assets.

Dasera's Role in Insider Risk Management

Dasera's value in insider risk management, as aligned with Gartner's market guide, is deeply rooted in its advanced capabilities that address the nuanced challenges of internal threats. In an environment where risks are as likely to come from within as from outside, Dasera's sophisticated platform offers a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating these risks. Its technology goes beyond mere detection; it provides a comprehensive view of the data landscape within an organization. This includes locating and classifying sensitive data and understanding how, by whom, and under what circumstances this data is accessed and used. By integrating seamlessly with employee databases, Dasera enables organizations to have an apparent, continuous oversight over data access, aligning with Gartner's insight that effective insider risk management involves monitoring behaviors across the board – from employees to service partners.

Furthermore, Dasera's contribution to insider risk management is amplified by its ability to automate critical processes in the data governance chain. It considers the dynamic nature of data usage within modern organizations, offering customizable solutions that adapt to specific organizational policies and compliance requirements. This level of automation and customization is critical in ensuring that the measures put in place effectively detect and prevent risks and are efficient and non-disruptive to the organization’s operations. Dasera's technology empowers organizations to establish a robust, adaptive security posture necessary in today’s complex data environments, making it an invaluable tool for businesses looking to fortify their defenses against the ever-present threat of insider risks.

Embracing a New Era of Insider Risk Management with Dasera

As we conclude the insights provided by the Gartner Market Guide for Insider Risk Management Solutions and the CyberSecurity Insiders Report, it becomes abundantly clear that the paradigm of organizational security is undergoing a profound transformation. The growing threat from within – intellectual property theft, employee errors, or malicious activities – necessitates reevaluating and strengthening our security strategies. This is not just a challenge; it's an imperative in today's data-centric world where the consequences of internal breaches can be as devastating, if not more so, than external attacks.

Dasera offers a holistic approach to insider risk management. With its comprehensive data visibility, automated classification and tagging, and integration with employee databases, Dasera identifies and proactively mitigates internal threats. It's a testament to the power of advanced technology harmonized with a deep understanding of the modern organization's security needs.

The path forward in combating insider threats is one of adaptability, vigilance, and the intelligent application of technology – principles that Dasera embodies and champions. As organizations navigate these complex challenges, partnering with solutions like Dasera that blend technological sophistication and strategic foresight becomes crucial. The goal is clear: to create an environment of comprehensive security that safeguards our most valuable assets from external and internal threats, ensuring that your data is an asset and not a liability.


David Mundy