Business needs for all company sizes increasingly require managed production environments to perform critical computational and data storage roles that are often administered by company IT professionals, as well as potentially providing services to both internal and external entities. As a preamble, most common production environments tend to be heavily Linux-based, while most corporate environments are either predominantly Windows or a mixed environment with Windows and MacOS machines. While it should be obvious that the production environment should be heavily protected from arbitrary access from the internet, it can be easily overlooked that protecting company and customer data necessitates security measures against the corporate and other internal networks.
Insider Threats aren’t just individual malicious employees. They may be anyone who had or has privileged access to the environment. From the vendor partner to the totally unwitting employee, the impact is the same.
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