Insider Threat Management: The New Personae and Risks

Proofpoint's Brian Reed on Approaching Insider Risk as a Team Sport
Brian Reed, cybersecurity strategist, Proofpoint

Today's remote workplace is a fertile breeding ground for insider risk - not just malicious threats, but accidental ones and compromised insiders, too. Brian Reed of Proofpoint looks at the different insider threat personae and how to mitigate their unique risks.

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In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Reed discusses:

  • The new insider threat personae and how they manifest;
  • How data loss ties directly to each persona;
  • How to approach insider threat management as a team sport.

Reed is a cybersecurity evangelist at Proofpoint. He previously worked at Gartner, where he focused on a wide variety of topics including cloud security, data security, incident response, insider threats and security awareness. Before Gartner, he spent over 15 years in a variety of business development, product management, sales and system engineering roles, at companies including Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco), HP, McAfee and Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM). He is well known in the information security industry and has spoken at numerous Gartner events as well as other industry events globally.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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