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43% of Security Pros Could Execute Insider Attack

August 31, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

A recent survey of nearly 200 IT professionals about insider threats found that nearly half of the participants believed they could successfully attack their organizations from the inside. In a blog post earlier this week Imperva researchers reported on insider threats and revealed the findings of the recent survey. Of the 179 IT professionals who participated in the survey, 43% said they were confident they could execute an insider attack. Only a third said carrying out an insider attack would be either difficult or impossible, while a mere 22% felt they had a 50/50 chance of successfully stealing information from the inside. When asked how they would execute a successful insider attack, 23% said they would use their company-owned laptop to steal information from the organization, 20% would use their personal computers, and 19% would use their own laptops.