About this paper
As government security breaches and attacks increase externally, internal threats have become just as prevalent. Government departments expose themselves to outsider threats masked from the inside. Contractors, business partners and former employees can gain an insider’s view and create a false sense of trust. These threats demand a more holistic, sophisticated and analytics-driven approach to monitor internal user access, predict intrusions, identify abnormal behavior, and shut down real-time and future threats. This paper highlights federal case studies and discusses how analytics can be used to vigilantly guard against outside and inside threats.