Data aggregation could be your biggest insider security threat

When insiders attack a company, with the intent of stealing sensitive data, there are a few steps they (usually) take. With this pattern of behavior being similar for most attackers, companies could be able to spot an imminent attack, if they could spot some of these patterns. However, in most cases, they’re not really good at it. This is according …

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A third of data breaches involve a company insider

Data breaches caused by internal employees have become a common occurrence, a new report from insider risk management firm Code42 suggests. In its latest report, Code42 says that a third (33 percent) of reported data breaches involve an insider. Most of the time, these insiders do not have malicious intent, but expose data accidentally. Sometimes employees send sensitive data to …

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The hidden risk of 2021: Insider threats

Emphasis on perimeter defense has long been a dominant conversation in cybersecurity, with malicious hackers and sophisticated cybercriminal groups behind most high-profile leaks and breaches. But not every threat originates outside the organization. Forrester predicts that insider data breaches will rise 8 percent in 2021 and that a third of all incidents will be caused internally, and many organizations are …

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Two-thirds of businesses faced one or more insider attacks in the last year

Insider data breaches, in which employees and third-party contractors expose a company’s sensitive information, are becoming both more common and more expensive. This is according to a new report from AtlasVPN, which claims that more than four in ten businesses (41 percent) experienced at least one insider attack in the last 12 months. Some suffered up to five attacks in …

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Insider attacks now more common than external hacks

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic forced businesses to adopt remote working, insider threats have been more common than external attacks. This is according to the 2020 Netwrix Cyber Threats report, based on a poll of more than 900 IT professionals, which states that four of the top six cybersecurity incidents are caused by employees: administration mistakes, sharing of sensitive data, …

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