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The Rise and Rise of the Insider Threat in IT Security

Once upon a time, IT security was all about building the highest wall possible to keep attackers out and corporate users and systems safe.

Collaboration, cloud computing, and data mobility changed all that.

Although the list of bad actors may not have changed, their methods have and so have the relative levels of risk associated with each one. Insider threats are now only equalled in diversity and range by cyber terrorists. It’s time to take the insider threat seriously.

Key cyber threat sources can be categorised as nation states, cyber criminals, cyber terrorists, hacktivists, hackers, competitors, and insiders.