To have an idea of the consequences if preventive data security measures are ignored, let us recall some famous incidents. In early 2014, Quentin Tarantino announced that the script of "The Hateful Eight"
had been leaked
. One hundred and forty-six pages were released shortly after the famous director sent the screenplay copies to the cast and crew.
One of the reasons this happened was an insufficient concern for script protection. Usually, all sensitive information in Hollywood is encrypted and tagged with unique marks. Some highly expensive projects even use advanced security systems. For the "White House Down" script, Roland Emmerich used holographic paper that made copying impossible. Many studios integrate special programs for storing scripts, which keep the text available only for a certain time or a limited number of views.
Unfortunately, in the case of "The Hateful Eight," insufficient security measures were taken. Those who had the script claimed that not even watermarks or other standard Hollywood security measures had been used. The movie was released in December 2015; however, Quentin had to spend a pretty stressful few more months rewriting the script.
The above examples show that a conservative approach with a maximum restriction of information exchange is ineffective in many areas. In most cases, sharing sensitive data with colleagues and counterparties is necessary, which is when an approach that can detect the violator, in case of a data breach, is required. Eventually, this impacts the employee mindset, creating a culture of having a more responsible attitude toward working with corporate information. Thus, insider detection technology becomes a preventive measure that can stop data leaks.