The new report, entitled 'The Insider Threat Security Manifesto: Beating the threat from within', highlights the issue of internal security as a greater challenge for larger organisations, with 32% of businesses of over 500 employees having had internal security breaches in the last year. It also compares the occurrence of and IT professional's attitudes towards insider threats in the US, where the trend was echoed with just 17.5% voicing concern despite over 666,000 internal security breaches in the last year.
Insider threats continue to be a relatively low priority for IT professionals, with the research finding the issue is trumped by concern about the threats of viruses (67%), data loss (47%) and hacking (39%). Yet the numbers suggest that the greatest source of data loss is in fact from employees, indicating that IT professionals are negating to look at their own internal structures seriously enough to address their own concerns.
The report also details what areas IT professionals are more concerned about with regards to internal threat, along with how well set up they are to manage the issue.
Francois Amigorena, CEO of IS Decisions commented, "It is human nature to see external sources as your greatest threat, and that coupled with the fact that insider threat is a complex issue to manage has led to IT professionals seemingly turning a blind eye to the issue.
"These numbers, and the impact that the
Download The Insider Threat Manifesto: Beating the threat from within for more information.
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