When it comes to protecting valuable IP from theft, most manufacturing companies are focused on building a stronger fortress to prevent outside attacks. But the greatest threat to a security breach comes from inside the company.
Remember when the babysitter in the terrifying film “When a Stranger Calls” realizes the creepy “Check the baby” phone calls are from inside the house? For CEOs, it’s knowing a threat to their precious IP lurks within the corporate walls that keeps them up at night.
But here’s an interesting fact: security researchers have discovered that only 24 percent of internal breaches are malicious, while 76 percent are due to a lack of awareness, gap in technical and security skills, or an unwitting lapse of judgment or accident.
To deal with internal security breaches and keep employees from doing bad things, Arena recently added a privilege control feature to our BOMControl software that allows companies to define the access privileges of employees to critical information.
The Advanced User Privileges feature allows account administrators to restrict employee and partner access to valuable or sensitive files and items — as well as requests and changes — based on three common scenarios:
Despite statistics that prove security attacks are up at an alarming rate, the solution to protecting IP is surprisingly easy: stop breaches before they happen by controlling employee access to critical and sensitive information.
Has your company been the victim of security breaches?