The study defined insider fraud as the malicious or criminal attacks perpetrated upon business or governmental organizations by employees, temporary employees and contractors. Typically, the objective of such attacks is the theft of financial or information assets, which include customer data, trade secrets and intellectual properties. Sometimes, the most dangerous insiders are those who possess strong IT skills or have access to an organization's critical applications and data.
"With this research, we want to reiterate that organizations are not immune," said Meyers. "The threat of insider fraud is a growing risk that can result in tangible financial loss to businesses. And the longer an organization takes to address it, the more costly it can become."
To find out more, visit http://www.attachmate.com/assets/Ponemon_2012_Report.pdf for the full survey results. Attachmate also offers the results in an infographic format at http://www.attachmate.com/Press/PressReleases/ponemon2012-infographics.htm.
For information about Attachmate Luminet enterprise fraud management software and customer use scenarios, visit www.attachmate.com/Products/efm/luminet/luminet.htm.
About Attachmate Corporation
For 30 years, Attachmate (www.attachmate.com) has been delivering essential business information to the right users, in the right formats, via the right devices. Today, Attachmate software runs on 19 million desktops and mobile devices -- across industries ranging from financial services, healthcare and government to retail, travel and manufacturing. Built to integrate existing systems and emerging technologies, our products help organizations worldwide put their IT assets to work in new and meaningful ways.
About Ponemon Institute
Ponemon Institute is dedicated to advancing responsible information and privacy management practices in business and government. To achieve this objective, the Institute conducts independent research, educates leaders from the private and public sectors and verifies the privacy and data protection practices of organizations in a variety of industries. For more information, visit www.ponemon.org.
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