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Orgs Failing to Identify Insider Threat Blind Spots

May 15, 2018 / Michael Hill

Active insider threats are present in 100% of organizations, with companies failing to eliminate insider threat blind spots, according to new research from Dtex Systems. The user behavior intelligence provider analyzed anonymized data about user behaviors taking place on public and private sector organizations’ endpoints in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The data was compared to more than 5000 known bad-behavior patterns and then turned into intelligence that revealed where insider threat patterns were active. The findings showed that 90% of assessments discovered that negligent employees were transferring company data to unencrypted and unauthorized USB devices, with 91% indicating that negligent employees were expanding the phishing attack surface by accessing personal web mail accounts on company machines – a behavior up 4% in the last 12 months. What’s more, the research also highlighted issues surrounding the improper use of cloud apps suc...