Mac Shares Sensitive Competitive Analysis with a Prospective Employer

Insider threats continue to pose a serious threat for many organizations. Whether intentional or accidental, insiders can send or share private information such as personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI) data, financial records, competitive intelligence, and strategic documents. Organizations need to integrate data loss prevention (DLP) into outbound sensitive content communications to monitor and manage what employees and contractors share with third parties. DLP can also be used to monitor and manage inbound sensitive content communications to ensure information received from third parties doesn’t put themselves at compliance risk.

Mac, the Malicious Macaw, is about to get a new job offer, and a big salary increase has him excited. He sends confidential competitive analysis to his prospective employer, thinking it will seal the deal for him. Luckily for his employer, a recently installed security information and event management (SIEM) tool gets real-time alerts from the company’s DLP solution when insiders try to send confidential information with unauthorized email accounts. Mac has a lot more to worry about than his new job offer.


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