Field Engineering, Sheriff Ben, Euboea Company discussed on The Security Ledger Podcast

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Staff from companies in sectors like retail travel and hospitality whose businesses have been up ended by the pandemic. Millions of americans have lost their jobs. Since the onset of twenty twenty and if data compiled by our next guest is to be believed. Many of those departing workers are taking company data and intellectual property with them out the door. Sheriff ben is the executive director of field engineering at the company. Secure on expend notes. That evolving technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence are making it easier to spot patterns of behavior that correlate with data theft in this discussion sharon. I talk about secure onyx. Study on data theft and data loss. How common the problem is. and how. Covert and the layoffs stemming from the pandemic are exacerbating the insider data theft problem. My name is sharon. then i'm the executive director of field engineering at secure onyx. The second onyx is a next gen. Sim and euboea company You know we've been doing this for the last ten years. We started as a company even before that we were looking at just identities and profiling identities and behavior and that started while naturally in dude looking at other types of lock sources such as mail proxy endpoints infrastructure in a sense Next sim is has the standard traditional capabilities. Plus the euboea capabilities built into it and also sore capabilities for automation and so on. So that's that's company in a nutshell and you're welcome to security ledger. Podcast thank you and Happy happy to be. We're talking to you Because we're we're digging. Deep on the problem of insider threats and particular the risk that employees pose you know in that period where they may have decided to move on to another job or are leaving or government getting fired for some reason secure onyx came out with a report on insider threat behavior. This was Data that you'd kinda it from across your customer base and analyze particularly around this issue. Can you kind of give us a high level on What that report found some of the kind of high level takeaways from from that report. Yeah so let me start by answering the question. What we've observed is that most often. When an employee leaves the company they end up taking some data with them right. I think it has just human tendency to do. So because the employee feels a sense of entitlement ownership especially if particular artifacts or document is Is something they worked on So this has always been an a problem with respect to whether that particular action is is benign or serious. it really depends on the impact. For example legislate employees ended up taking an excel sheet with mackerels built into it so that they can be more efficient than the next job they go to. Is that a big deal. Yes or no that depends right but let's say you have a a a high profile researcher who ends up taking with them the formula on how to make a leading drug anti the next competitor and uses that for accelerating their time to market now. Is that a big deal. Obviously i think it is so it's not just a matter of what they take. It's a matter of the impact that it actually has and who determines that is. Obviously you know. The working group within each company has to determine that's hr legal in all these parties. We need to come together to to have that kind of discussion. And i think your your report found something. Close to like thirty percent of the data.

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