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THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE, BUT THE THREAT IS ALREADY INSIDE
Despite what you may have heard, not all cybersecurity threats come from outside the firewall or beyond your building’s walls. Though we may “want to believe,” there are numerous opportunities for your employees or contractors to cause damage from within. These insider threats can cause upwards of $8.76 million in damage, on average for a single organization, according to an independent study performed by The Ponemon Institute. But this should come as no surprise. (So put those tin-foil hats away!) We witness examples of poor planning, coverage gaps, and negligence on a nearly daily basis from insiders. At times, we too can provide these examples. But why does this happen? Is it a matter of too few policies (or too many), a lack of 2-way trust, knowledge that activity is shrouded by poor visibility, or something else entirely? The answer, is a little of this and a little of that. READ MORE