Insider Threat In ERP: Crucial Security Factors

multiple forms of insider threat in ERP

Today, most people fear external cybersecurity issues. But, not all dangers come from outside. We tend to forget about insider threat in ERP. Still, it’s among the most common risks around.

Insider threat refers to security leaks within your company. So, we can’t compare it to ransomware. It’s more akin to (and could result in) data leakage.

Why should you worry about insider threat in ERP?

Lately, cybersecurity is a crucial concern. Remote work has become the norm. While it’s more convenient, it also means new risks.

Naturally, all ERP users need access. But, remote workers aren’t easy to supervise. So, insider threats are more problematic. For instance, remote ERP users require more data access and permissions.

That translates into security compromises.

Where does insider threat in ERP come from, and what can you do?

Insider threat comes in many ways. Of course, all companies face different issues. But, most of them fall into these categories.

So, let’s talk about threat types and what you can do to solve them.

Lack of care

Let’s face it. Many companies lack a cybersecurity culture. As such, phishing risk becomes higher. If your workers don’t care, security is an issue.

So, create a security culture in your company. Explain the company and personal risks that come from neglect.

Unclear security guidelines

Secondly, security guidelines must be straightforward. If not, your workers might expose data without knowing.

Always simplify your security rule and tips. Provide cybersecurity education for your entire staff.

Unhappy staff

Now, we can’t forget about willing leaks. A disgruntled employee could leak delicate data on purpose.

Naturally, you want to create a healthy work environment. Moreover, don’t give more access to users than they need.

Third-party irresponsibility

Finally, we can’t forget about temporal users. These include installation services and other third parties you may hire.

Always care for how much access you give to these users. Likewise, make sure you’re setting up their accounts. Don’t let others set up your ERP.

How can you find and resolve insider threats in ERP?

Finally, insider threat in ERP is a big issue. There’s no way around it. Yet, that doesn’t mean you’re at its mercy.

Luckily, you don’t have to rely entirely on your users. You can monitor their permissions, access, credentials, and more.

We’ve recently added premium solutions. Many of them target insider threats.

To learn more, book a free meeting today!

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