Insider Attacks: the Security You Need to Protect Against It
Data theft is a lucrative business. This facts means that security solutions must be prepared for attacks from every possible angle, including malicious insiders. Organizations, especially large organizations, need to protect its infrastructure from this type of threat. It’s possible through hardened solutions, which engineer both physical and logical security directly into its core functionality.
- Advanced hardware repels malicious insiders because it is difficult to break into and navigate. Utilize a hardened steel chassis, “Puzzle Box” tamper-resistant design, locked, device which complies with FIPS 140-Level 3 security measures. This type of device engineering restricts access to internal hardware and limits opportunities for malicious insiders to tamper with internal functionality.
- Hardware solutions provide tamper evidence, tamper responsiveness, and a physical barrier against malicious parties.
- Dual control can (and should) be engineered in security solutions. Split knowledge under dual control ensures no one person in the organization has 100% individual knowledge of the final cryptographic key. Because it requires two parties to be present, each holds the other responsible.
- Permission based access control protects information from spreading beyond its intended audience. The more who have access to secure data and processes, the less protected they are.
- Advanced audit trails exist partially to encourage individual accountability while in sensitive environments. Anonymity makes people brave (in a way organizations do not want). If something were to be stolen or compromised, detailed audit trails provide the who/what/when/where/how to catch the culprit.
Futurex hardware security modules (HSMs) inherently include these security features, providing a far more secure method for storing and managing sensitive data. Learn more from a Futurex Solutions Architect on security issues organizations face and how Futurex solutions can address them.