WATCH: Profiling the insider threat to your business

Published 05/11/2016 | 08:37

Cybercrime-fighter: Dublin-based cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken Photo: Gerry Mooney
Cybercrime-fighter: Dublin-based cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken Photo: Gerry Mooney

Every contact leaves a trace, especially in the digital world, says cyberpsychologist, Dr. Mary Aiken.

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"The problem, in many instances, when it comes to products or solutions seeking to identify specific insider-threat, cybercriminal behaviour is they're approaching it the wrong way," explains Aiken. 

"Some companies ask employees to act covertly but those people have no motive to engage in insider-threat activity and there are no consequences to their detection, so how effective can these detection protocols be?  I would argue they are 180 degrees wrong."

Dr. Mary Aiken will be speaking at Dublin Info Sec 2016, Ireland's leading cyber security conference in the RDS on 15th November.

See independent.ie/infosec2016 for full line-up and ticket details.

Dr. Mary Aiken's book, The Cyber Effect, published by John Murray, is out now.