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THE BIGGEST THREAT TO YOUR ORGANIZATION’S DATA: AN INSIDER
The largest cyberattacks that have managed to make the headlines, like Yahoo, Equifax, and Target, are data breaches on a large scale caused by hacktivists, state-sponsored hackers, and cyber criminals. These attacks dominate the news headlines featuring the company name and the attacker. They can be quite daunting and terrifying as they often result in huge reputational loss as well as financial loss due to compromised data. We focus on outsider threats because they all have clear-cut storylines, but while we concentrate on the crucial outside sources of threats, we often fail to understand that the upcoming threat could target you. Insider threats are often associated with malicious users but even employees play a key role in causing corporate breaches and massive data leakages. Criticality of Insider Threats. Insider threats are difficult to attend to and combat for reasons such as: Difficult to Detect: Insider threats are hard to detect, especially when they are committed unintentionally. They do not go detected for years together. READ MORE