June 1, 2018

Your Biggest Cybersecurity Threat May Work Inside the Office


Is your biggest security threat already inside your organization?

While most organizations are aware of the threats posed by outsiders — cyberattacks, security breaches, hacked systems — it’s easy to overlook the very real threats that are already present in the office.

Insider threats can come in all different forms, from unintentional data leaks caused by well-meaning but careless employees to a bad hire looking to cause damage on their way out the door. Regardless of who and where it comes from, the threat is significant. In fact, research suggests that insider threats account for anywhere from 60-75 percent of data breaches.

To keep your company safe, you have to continuously update your security practices and regularly monitor employees’ cybersecurity behaviors. To learn more about the methods and motivations behind insider threats, take a look at the following infographic from Varonis:



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Rob Sobers is a senior director at cybersecurity firm Varonis. He has been writing and designing software for more than 20 years and is coauthor of the book "Learn Ruby the Hard Way," which has been used by millions of students to learn the Ruby programming language. Prior to joining Varonis in 2011, Rob held a variety of roles in engineering, design, and professional services.