Prevent Internal Threats with Timus Zero Trust


Prevent Internal Threats with Timus Zero Trust

By Greg Tavarez

Credential theft is on the rise as bad actors in cyberattacks turn to complex social engineering attack methods. Cases of credential theft account for almost 20% of all insider incidents, according to the 2022 "Cost of Insider Threats" report by the Ponemon Institute.

Internal threats include not only malicious activity, but also negligent and compromised users, who put business networks and data at risk. The phishing attack that comes to mind for most is the Uber incident, where the attacker managed to bypass MFA to compromise Uber’s network. That is a heart-stopping incident no business wants to experience.

Enterprises that experience a successful phishing attack face the possible worst-case scenario where attackers break into a network with stolen credentials, steal and encrypt corporate data, disrupt operations and ask for a ransom to unencrypt the data, according to Channel Sales Manager for Timus Chris Perry.

This highlights the importance of a zero-trust approach where every user and device accessing the network must be constantly monitored and analyzed. Traditional VPN technology usually struggles to meet the needs of modern network environments. Zero trust provides a solution that verifies users and devices before and after they access the network, protecting against external and internal threats.

Timus ZTNA creates prevents application discovery on the public internet to reduce the attack surface and protect organizations from application exposure to the outside world. The AI-supported SaaS platform is designed to immunize modern workplace against threats. Timus also provides advanced secure remote access to employees wherever they are, whichever device they use.

"These numbers illustrate that criminal insiders and stolen credentials are critical insider threats for organizations," said Perry. "This is where zero trust architecture, recently endorsed by U.S. President Joe Biden for all federal agencies, comes into play."

Remote work and cloud technologies are a part of everyone’s lives in the modern workforce.  Zero trust access is the key to effective protection against cyber threats.

Edited by Erik Linask

MSPToday Editor

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