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Insider Threats: The Nearly Invisible Attacks 

Potentially dangerous insiders can be largely divided into two categories – malicious insiders and negligent insiders. While the former can harm your business in spite or for financial gains, the latter can jeopardize your IT security by turning a blind eye to security protocols. 

Here are some numbers to quantify the danger insider threats pose to businesses like yours: 

  • In 2020, 23 percent of insider incidents were related to criminal insiders (costing $4.08 million) while 63 percent were related to negligence (costing $4.58 million).1 
  • Only 46 percent of organizations have an insider risk response plan and 71 percent of them apply it inconsistently or on an ad hoc basis.2 
  • The likelihood of employees leaking files has jumped by 85 percent from the pre-COVID-19 world.3 

The only way to tackle this menace is to detect insider threats early, undertaking remediation measures and repeating the same process regularly. 

Sources: 
1 The Cost of Insider Threats: Global Report 2020 by Ponemon Institute and IBM 
2 & 3 Data Exposure Report 2021 by Code42 and Ponemon Institute 

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