Events , Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response

The Biggest Security Threat to Company Data: Your Employees

Code42 CEO Joe Payne on How Employers Can Thwart Data Theft by Departing Employees
Joe Payne, president and CEO, Code42

The "Great Resignation" over the past year has created a host of concerns around both malicious and accidental data theft, says Code42 President and CEO Joe Payne. Even though employees often aren't looking to wreak havoc on their way out, a lack of understanding can lead to serious headaches.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Payne discusses:

  • The most common ways employees cause data breaches;
  • How employers can determine if a leak was malicious;
  • The differences between insider risk and insider threat.

Payne has more than 20 years of experience leading high-growth security and technology companies. He helps guide Code42's product strategy, which focuses on insider risk detection and response. Prior to Code42, Payne led a team of some of the best white-hat security researchers in the world and worked with top financial institutions and government agencies in the U.S. to improve their risk profiles.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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