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Home Features The enemy within: seven strategies to stop cyber breaches
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PEOPLEPwC, Richard Bergman
TAGS Computer crimes, Computer security, data security, Information security, Threat
While focus is normally on preventing external technology threats, department and agency heads need to look closer to home when implementing preventative strategies.
A significant amount of time and money across the public sector is focused on external cyber breaches and threats. But the landscape and risk has shifted such that we need to re-think and reprioritise the level of investment and focus on the insider threat.
The latest research by PwC on the 2015 Global State of Information Security reveals that insider cyber crimes are both more frequent, but also more damaging than outside attacks.
So while the Australian Government continues to invest significantly in national security, with a focus on nation-states, hacktivists, and organised crime groups, the threat landscape is changing and for the Australian public sector the insider threat is a clear and present danger, according to PwC Cyber security expert Richard Bergman.
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Richard is a Partner in PwC’s Cyber business and works with organisations to balance the risks of Cyber with the upside of the rapid adoption of Digital. Richard leads the firm’s national Incident Response, Threat Intelligence, Cyber Analytics and Cyber Forensics capabilities.
Richard works across the public and private sector and has deep expertise in leading complex incident response and cyber investigations throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the US.
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