Sunday, January 24, 2010

Insider Threat

Internal attack are far more dangerous than external attack, because people inside may have know the details of the system and how it works while external people may have to do some enumeration on the target first before they can launch the attack.

That's why IEEE's Security and Privacy magazine took this as the main topic for the latest edition, with a wolf inside of sheep as the main cover. Sometimes, a gruntled employees are the main threat to an organization. There has been a lot of cases like this and it will be a good idea if you take any precautions by creating a strict procedure on your own organizations.