An interesting article in Fortune this morning covered a round table of security and technology experts who discussed the biggest threats to businesses. Stephen Gillett, Symantec’s chief operating officer, said there were three types of threats: script kiddies, organized crime and state-sponsored. In my opinion, he forgot a few, like hacktivism, which I think he includes with script kiddies, though hacktivism needs to stand on its own as one of the most serious threats to business operations.
The panel also raised what I think is a very important question: Do you know your company’s weakest security link? Yes, they talked about insider threats and how they are underestimated in relation to outsider threats:
It’s more likely that an employee doesn’t realize the value of the data access they have, even if they’re a low-profile employee.