Governance & Risk Management , Insider Threat

Careless and Malicious Insiders: The Threat Persists

SolarWinds' Tim Brown on Managing Complexity and Insider Risks
Timothy Brown, vice president of security, SolarWinds

Careless and malicious insiders, overly complex IT infrastructure and having an excess of privileged users continue to pose serious risks to the integrity of corporate cybersecurity practices, says Timothy Brown of SolarWinds.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Brown also discusses:

  • Top takeaways from SolarWinds' fifth annual Public Sector Cybersecurity Survey Report;
  • Why insiders continue to pose such a threat;
  • The most important steps that IT and security professionals should be taking now to protect their organizations.

Brown serves as vice president of security for SolarWinds, with responsibility for internal IT security, product security and security strategy. He is a former Dell Fellow and CTO, with over 20 years of experience developing and implementing security technology. He has been on the board of the Open Identity Exchange and a member of the Trans Global Secure Collaboration Program, and he holds 18 issued patents on security-related topics.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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