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Published: 2nd August 2023 | In: Insights

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber security, the necessity for robust measures is paramount. As our digital world continues to expand, so do the risks. Research indicates that 83% of organisations have experienced more than one data breach in their lifetime, with 20% of these breaches attributed to internal actors. These internal breaches carry an average annual cost of $15.4M. While data leaks and theft might have been overshadowed by external threats in the past, the reality is that even the strongest cyber security programmes can be undermined by insiders, either intentionally or unintentionally.

According to Gartner® research, “90% of employees who admitted undertaking a range of unsecure actions during their work activities knew that their actions would increase risk to the organisation and undertook the actions anyway”, often due to the speed and convenience of work. This highlights the critical need for organisations to address insider risks, especially in today’s hybrid work environment.

At Quorum Cyber, we recognise these challenges and offer services to monitor for security risks through our Microsoft Sentinel Managed Detection & Response (MDR) and Managed Extended Detection & Response (XDR) services. We enhance this capability by incorporating additional signals from Microsoft 365, allowing us to monitor risks across endpoints, services, content, and behavioural changes.

Unveiling our Managed Insider Risk Service

Our Managed Insider Risk Service employs the Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management solution to deliver a comprehensive solution that aids in identifying and mitigating insider threats within your organisation. This cloud-native tool amalgamates contextual user insights with behaviour analytics and risky activities to construct a risk alert.

Our team works hand in hand with your organisation to implement and manage this solution, thereby safeguarding your sensitive data and assets from potential insider threats. We also keep you abreast of any priority 1 incidents that require escalation.

What does the service entail?

Our service encompasses a professional services element for the design and deployment of Insider Risk policies, which are mapped to various insights such as departing staff members, mishandling of company data, security violations, high-value assets, and personnel.

We undertake the implementation and set-up of the Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management solution within your environment and integrate your organisation’s solution into our Security Operations Centre (SOC). This set-up enables us to incorporate Insider Risk signals into Microsoft Sentinel for Quorum Cyber to correlate signals with related incidents, building a timeline of critical events.

Our service also includes ongoing management and monitoring of Insider Risk policies and alerts with clearly defined service level agreements (SLAs). You’ll have access to our team of experts to assist in investigating and responding to any Insider Risk incidents, ensuring your business receives the support it requires. We also provide regular reporting and analysis of Insider Risk incidents and trends.

The advantages

By utilising our Managed Insider Risk Service, you can anticipate early detection and prevention of insider threats to your organisation’s sensitive data and assets. Our service aids in enhancing compliance with regulatory requirements such as GDPR, data protection, and IS027001.

We also monitor for HR incidents related to discriminatory language, targeted harassment, and offensive language, thereby reducing the risk of reputational damage and financial losses due to insider threats. Our e-surveillance platform monitors electronic communication through email, chat, and third-party data.

Technologies we employ

As a Microsoft-only house, we utilise best-of-suite solutions that are built-in and not built on. We capitalise on signals from your security infrastructure, combined with endpoint, cloud services, and user behaviour. The typical solutions we employ to provide insights and intelligence include Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management, Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft 365 services, and our internal tools.


Our Managed Insider Risk Service offers a comprehensive solution to safeguard your organisation from potential insider threats. Our team of experts will collaborate with you to implement and manage the Insider Risk Management Solution, ensuring your organisation complies with regulatory requirements and maintains an enhanced security posture. We monitor so you don’t have to.