Cybercriminals continue to develop new attack methods that pose a serious risk to enterprise security, but they are not the only threats enterprises need to defend against. Employees - whether well-meaning but careless or those with malicious intentions, pose a great risk. In fact, insider threats are among the leading causes of data breaches.
Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) found that approximately 34% of breaches involved internal actors. Additionally, a recent survey conducted on IT professionals about insider threats revealed that 59% of respondents’ organizations experienced at least one insider attack over the last 12 months. Furthermore, the survey also revealed that only half of the organizations provide user training regarding insider threats. While protecting data from malicious external actors is typically top of mind for most organizations, the fact remains that they must also defend against negligent or disgruntled insiders.
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