Ca: ‘Insider’ government data breaches soaring

Emily Chung reports:

The proportion of “insider” internet security breaches caused by employees are rising quickly within Canadian government departments and agencies, a new study shows.

Insider breaches in the government sector grew by 28 per cent between 2010 and 2011 and are up 68 per cent since 2008, the fourth annual Telus-Rotman joint study on Canadian IT security practices reported Tuesday. They now make up 42 per cent of breaches reported by government organizations, compared to 27 per cent of breaches at public corporations and 16 per cent at private businesses.

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