Which personnel are considered “high risk?”
“High risk” personnel includes top management, C-level executives, members of the board of directors, security officers or other privileged users that may have access to an organization’s most confidential data. In the sophisticated state of the current cyber environment, these personnel are often targeted as their information is traded at a higher rate on the Dark Web and can cause the most damage if exposed to malicious actors.
Why High Risk Personnel Need Identity Monitoring Most
If and when a high risk target is breached, the potential for reputational and financial damage to an organization is amplified, making proactive identity monitoring integral to a comprehensive data breach plan. Whether it be intelligence that could pose a national security risk, proprietary information that can impact how a company does business or financial information that can be used to a competitor’s advantage, high risk targets very likely hold the information that can impact an organization the most if published. Unfortunately, traditional cybersecurity measures do not provide additional safeguards for the individuals that hold the keys to the data that could be most detrimental to an organization if leaked. Hackers and other individuals with malicious intentions tap into several channels, including personal online accounts, to obtain the credentials that may lead to uncovering more valuable data through even the most seemingly secure databases.
ID Agent High Risk Target Monitoring provides:
- Decreased risk of amplified reputational and financial damage
- Comprehensive breach response if high risk target faces data breach
- Additional protection of proprietary data and national security data if applicable