Security can be complex. Never more than when digital identities are used to infiltrate otherwise seemingly protected networks.
About the author
Ben Bulpett, EMEA Director, SailPoint.
The case of US customs agent Robert Mazur, who investigated the major Colombian drug cartels in the 1980s, sheds light on this. With identity as a trump card, he posed as Bob Musella – an almost legitimate businessman and realtor from New Jersey who loves high life and money. Through ‘Bob’, Mazur interfered deeply in the structure of the international drug cartels and their money laundering activities, ultimately bringing down Pablo Escobar and his staff.
What exactly does this have to do with corporate cybersecurity?
Mazur was the perfect insider threat. Every move he made was smooth. One slip and he would have been executed under Escobar’s Bloody Coffin regime. Every connection, every person accessed, every privileged meeting, every information offered, every …