How to Identify and Mitigate Insider Threats

What Is an Insider Threat and Why Should You Care?

The biggest risks to an organization may actually come from inside. A comprehensive, holistic insider threat mitigation program will provide the tools to help you identify, monitor and mitigate insider threats.

Indicators exist that can raise red flags and help you identify insider threats. You can combine these indicators with systematic controls to deter financial crimes, attacks and security breaches from people within your organization. Recommended preventive actions include implementing proper corporate governance, establishing robust internal controls, monitoring critical metrics, training employees and establishing incident response plans that include inquiries or internal investigations, if warranted.

An effective strategy to identify and mitigate risk requires a holistic analysis of the current environment to determine potential weaknesses, then updating your policies and procedures to close any gaps. This process should be repeated regularly to ensure your organization is prepared to address constantly changing threats.

Our downloadable tool can help you begin addressing insider threats and identify and mitigate:

  • Financial crimes (personal and background indicators)
  • Theft of intellectual property
  • Organization-level indicators
  • IT and cybersecurity attacks

Sasha Gartman

Sasha Gartman

Senior Manager, Forensics and Litigation Services


Sasha Gartman, CFE, CAMS, has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting, compliance and financial services. Before…

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