Your Biggest Cybersecurity Threat May Work Inside the Office

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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 :



By Rob Sobers