Today’s columnist, Lucia Milică of Proofpoint, says as companies shifted to work-from-home during the pandemic, security pros had to focus more on insider threats, sometimes caused by harried parents juggling work and family responsibilities. Tobyotter CreativeCommons Credit: CC BY 2.0

The pandemic has challenged CISOs worldwide to adapt their security strategies—often years early—to create a safe work-from-home environment. But this shift has caused a growing risk: the insider threat.

We often think of insider threats as malicious employees bent on doing harm. While that’s often the case, more than 60 percent are simply those of negligent employees. Their intentions are typically not bad, but employee mistakes can do profound damage to their employers.

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