Governance & Risk Management , Insider Threat

Mitigating the Passive Insider Threat

Palo Alto Networks' M.K. Palmore on How to Hone Detection, Response
M.K. Palmore, vice president, field CSO, Palo Alto Networks

As RSA Conference showcased "The Human Element," Palo Alto Networks' M.K, Palmore turned his attention to the passive insider threat - the one that intends no malicious harm, but whose actions can lead to costly breaches.

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

  • How to define the passive insider threat;
  • Why this aspect gets too little attention;
  • How to address this threat with tools and policy.

Palmore serves as vice president, field CSO (Americas) for Palo Alto Networks. His responsibilities include support of the initiatives headed up by the office of the global chief security officer and continuing to provide thought leadership in the cybersecurity arena through both writing and speaking engagements. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he served as the head of the cybersecurity branch for FBI San Francisco, capping a career of public service spanning 32 years. His leadership and investigative experiences while in the FBI included cybersecurity, crisis response/management, risk-management advisory services and counter-terrorism investigations.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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