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Ignore the Insider Threat at Your Peril

Attacks from insiders often go undiscovered for months or years, so the potential impact can be huge. These 11 countermeasures can mitigate the damage.

The fear of cyber breaches looms heavy for many businesses, large and small. However, many companies are so busy looking for bad actors throughout the world that they ignore the threat from within their own walls.

According to Verizon's Insider Threat Report — which analyzes cases involving bad actors from the 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report — 20% of cybersecurity incidents and 15% of the data breaches investigated within the Verizon 2018 DBIR originated from people within the organization.

What's scarier, these attacks, which exploit internal data and system access privileges, are often only found months or years after they take place, making their potential impact on a business significant.

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https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/insider-threats/ignore-the-insider-threat-at-your-peril-/a/d-id/1334299