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Kroll Releases White Paper That Argues Chinese Hacking may be the Least of Corporate Cyber Security Worries

February 26, 2013

Today, global investigations firm Kroll Advisory Solutions released a new whitepaper warning that U.S. corporations should not let recent Chinese hacking headlines distract them from the larger threat to corporate trade secrets and proprietary data: corporate insiders.

“The Insider Threat: Why Chinese Hacking May Be the Least of Corporate Worries” by managing director and Cyber Investigations practice leader Michael DuBose acknowledges the very real risk posed by Advanced Persistent Threats and other forms of hacking, but argues that they are not the most significant cyber threat facing companies today. Through a combination of research and high profile cases, DuBose explains how corporate insiders — from moles and opportunists to contractors and disgruntled employees — continue to exploit their positions within an organization to disastrous effect. DuBose also offers practical advice for corporations looking to minimize the risk of insider threats to their organizations. Corporations can’t let news of the Chinese hacking operation against The New York Times and Wall Street Journal cause them to lose sight of the larger threats that already lie within their organizations,” said DuBose. “If hackers can do this much damage from the outside, just imagine what the individuals with the keys to the kingdom are capable of. By implementing proper policies and procedures today, organizations can greatly improve their capabilities for detection and prevention tomorrow.”

Download a copy of “The Insider Threat: Why Chinese Hacking May Be the Least of Corporate Worries”.

About the Expert

Michael Dubose
Michael DuBose is a managing director and Cyber Investigations practice leader for Kroll Advisory Solutions. Prior to joining Kroll, he served as Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), where he supervised 40 federal prosecutors and managed some of the largest investigations and prosecutions ever brought in the U.S. involving computer network intrusions, international phishing schemes, botnets, hacktivist groups, copyright piracy, theft of trade secrets, and large-scale data breaches — including the prosecution of hacker Albert Gonzalez for stealing more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers from TJX, Hannaford, Heartland Payment Systems, and others.

About Kroll Advisory Solutions

Kroll Advisory Solutions, the global leader in risk mitigation and response, delivers a wide range of solutions that span investigations, due diligence, compliance, cyber security and physical security. Clients partner with Kroll Advisory Solutions for the highest-value intelligence and insight to drive the most confident decisions about protecting their companies, assets and people. Kroll Advisory Solutions is recognized for its expertise, with 40 years of experience meeting the demands of dynamic businesses and their environments around the world. Headquartered in New York with offices in 29 cities across 17 countries, Kroll Advisory Solutions has a multidisciplinary team of 700 employees.

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