People who are careless with their credentials – either through weak protections or sharing of details – are among the main causes of data exfiltration. In fact, the Ponemon Institute claims this is the most common root cause of attacks, accounting for 20 percent of all breaches in 2021.
Putting controls in place to prevent reckless behavior such as password sharing or accessing data via unsecured devices and network connections is a must. However, to be effective, you need to go further to also counter any malicious actor within your business who may be looking to steal data.
To do this, strong ADX solutions must include effective monitoring tools that can keep a close watch on data leaving the network. Using behavioral profiling techniques, suspicious activities – such as users attempting to access resources they do not have permission for or transferring files in an usual way – will be blocked, ensuring that unauthorized data doesn’t leave the network.