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Could BYOD Increase Insider Threats?

A new study commissioned by Raytheon and conducted by the Ponemon Institute provides a fresh look at the insider threat. In a nutshell, we can expect the insider threat to increase. According to FierceMobileIT:

Focusing on 'the human factor,' the survey report, "Privileged User Abuse & The Insider Threat" finds that many individuals with the highest levels of network access in organizations are often granted access to data and areas of the network not necessary for their roles and responsibilities. The report reveals that 65 percent of survey respondents indicated that curiosity – not job necessity – drives these same individuals to access sensitive or confidential data.

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http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/data-security/could-byod-increase-insider-threats.html