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Insider Threat, how do you deal with it ?

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IndiGo and SpiceJet, the budget airlines, are again in the news. InterGlobe, that runs IndiGo, has accused its former employee of stealing financial and price-sensitive information to deploy and use it in their position with SpiceJet, a competitor of IndiGo. This person quit IndiGo and directly joined SpiceJet in September 2015.
After the person resigned, InterGlobe alleged that a routine internal security audit revealed that this person fraudulently accessed the company network and copied a large number of confidential files onto removable data storage devices without consent.
While IndiGo, SpiceJet take battle to cyber crime unit, the question that arises is - How could businesses avoid inside threats? Before we answer this question let’s take a look at what insider threat is all about.

What is Insider Threat?
An insider threat occurs when a current or former employee, contractor or business partner, who has or had authorized access to an organization’s network systems, data or premises…