Tag: Insider

When Bad Actors Get Hold of AI

This article sets out three ways that ‘bad actors’ might exploit AI technologies and how we can help you mitigate the risks to your organisation.

Insider Prevention and Response: A virtuous circle

When I worked in Government Security, I was involved in numerous investigations into poor behaviour by civil servants and security clearance holders. By contrast, at Blacksmiths, my focus has been much more on preventing insider incidents than on investigating them. However, we did recently get involved in an investigation which contained some useful and interesting…
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Insiders Outside: Is your supply chain your biggest vulnerability?

How much does your company know about the people in its supply chain and the risks that they pose? It’s a question worth asking.

Jack Teixeira: A new breed of national security insider?

Does Jack Teixeira, the recently arrested U.S national guardsman, represent a new breed of national security insider? We think so. Here’s why.

Organisational Trust: How much is too much?

Organisational trust is a tricky subject. What is trust? And how much is too much? Our insider risk experts give their thoughts on the subject.

Organisational Culture and Good Security

Our behavioural science lead for insider risk explains the relationship between organisational culture and security culture. Click to read.

CASE STUDY: Sensitive Project Assurance

Read this example of Blacksmiths’s approach to helping a business understand how to protect its sensitive information and reputation.

The Appliance of Compliance: Why a strong compliance focus can increase your insider risk

A strong compliance focus can actually increase your insider risk. Here we explore the factors at play and our thoughts on what needs to change.

How Can Behavioural Science Help You Protect Your Business from Insider Threats?

This article explains the role of behavioural science in identifying who might pose an insider threat within your business and what you can do about it.

CASE STUDY: Simulated Insider Attack

Simulated insider attack on a critical government attack to test security defences and identify weaknesses that need improvement.