Consider the challenges that make a trusted employee vulnerable to blackmail or coercion; a need for money for a family crisis, spiraling debt resulting from an unknown gambling addiction or perhaps a sudden medical emergency or recent divorce, college tuition, elderly care. Or the employee who was arrested and booked for criminal activity that has gone unreported. The data supports that personal financials are #1 reason that security clearances are not renewed.
These are the access points that the external threat seeks to uncover and exploit. This is how bad actors discover who they need to social engineer or coerce to carry them past your cyber perimeter. Most of this unseen negative activity takes place away from work, which accounts for about 60% of your annual employee’s activity and defines the scope of your current gap. These behavioral stressors have been proven to drive good employees to take advantage of their inside access for personal gain or to fix the mess they are in. These stressors can also build into the emotional stress that leads to workplace misconduct.
ClearForce was designed to cover this counterintelligence gap. ClearForce helps see behind the façade of a struggling employee to uncover an insider that may become a possible threat, or is vulnerable to being approached by a bad actor. ClearForce proactively identifies employees with increased financial or criminal stress in real time with event driven alerts. It allows for early informed intervention by the organization, that in many cases will solve the problem right there, before it can escalate and before the employee becomes vulnerable and emerges as an insider risk.
ClearForce supports centralized adjudication, while also empowering decentralized mitigation. This industry-leading transparency enables early risk identification and early involvement of the individual with local leadership. Most insider risk systems today focus only on finding bad actors. ClearForce adds the power of early engagement with behavioral indicators that the employee may be trending in the wrong direction. Early engagement can save the employee from crossing a line that creates material insider risk and forces a negative outcome. Consider the cost savings if you do not have to pull a security clearance or replace the employee on short notice.