Security Unlocked 4.14.21
Ep 23 | 4.14.21

Inside Insider Risk

Show Notes

Throughout the course of this podcast series, we’ve had an abundance of great conversations with our colleagues at Microsoft about how they’re working to better protect companies and individuals from cyber-attacks, but today we take a look at a different source of malfeasance: the insider threat. Now that most people are working remotely and have access to their company’s data in the privacy of their own home, it’s easier than ever to access, download, and share private information.

On today’s episode, hosts Nic Fillingham and Natalia Godyla sit down with Microsoft Applied Researcher, Rob McCann to talk about his work in identifying potential insider risk factors and the tools that Microsoft’s Internal Security Team are developing to stop them at the source. 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The differences between internal and external threats in cybersecurity 
  • Ways that A.I. can factor into anomaly detection in insider risk management 
  • Why the rise in insider attacks is helping make it easier to address the issue

Some Questions We Ask:

  • How do you identify insider risk? 
  • How do you create a tool for customers that requires an extreme amount of case-by-case customization? 
  • How are other organizations prioritizing internal versus external risks?


Rob McCann’s Linkedin

Rob McCann on Uncovering Hidden Risk

Insider Risk Blog Post

Microsoft Security Blog


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