The biggest cybersecurity risk to your organization is your employees, according to the Wall Street Journal. No, your employees are not sinister thieves, but they do handle a lot of data during the workday.

Insider threat refers to a specific event when an employee, contractor or freelancer intentionally—or not—moves data outside your organization’s authorized collaboration tools, company network and/or file-sharing platforms.

As businesses have digitally evolved over the last year, the culture and tools that have made employees more productive—and businesses more resilient– have added a level of cyber risk that many businesses are not prepared for. How many files have your employees uploaded, downloaded, emailed, transferred, synced and shared just in the last 24 hours?

The dynamics of a culture of collaboration and the imperative of digital transformation have seen insider data security incidents (those caused by employee or contractor actions) increase by 47% in the last two years. The majority of those breaches were not intentional.

All of this has been dramatically compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic as remote employees use whatever tech can help them get the job done faster. Employees are 85% more likely today to leak files than they were pre-pandemic.

Managing Insider Risk

We live and work in a wild new frontier of connectivity and collaboration. It’s increasingly clear that we need a new approach to managing the inherent risks—so we can free our employees to be pioneers of productivity, while protecting our businesses’ most valuable digital assets.

One of the most powerful ways to protect against insider threats is DNS protection. DNS Protection offers a quick, straightforward, and highly effective way to thwart insider risks.

ACE IT Solutions partners with DNS Filter  to provide DNS protection. DNS Filter is a cutting-edge, AI-based filter that offers more sophisticated scanning and prevents access to unwanted and malicious content on all devices, inside and outside your network.

DNSFilter is the only provider in the industry using security threat analysis powered by A.I. and machine learning. This allows us to keep security threat data updated and pushed down to your networks in real time, so you’re always protected from zero-day attacks and new vulnerabilities.

ACE IT Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of customizable cybersecurity services to meet your organization’s specific risk profile and compliance needs. We continually invest in evolving our information protection program, developing our people, processes, technology and systems to create best-in-class risk management services. Our cybersecurity program is designed to ensure the security, integrity, and uninterrupted delivery of information so that we can support our clients’ growth objectives.

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