“Real” Insider Threats Already Lurking Within Your Organization

Nicole Lindsey reports that a

new report from NTT Security suggests that as many as 75 percent of all cyber security threats may be internal in nature. Only 25 percent of threats are from what the researchers deem to be “hostile” sources. Yes, that’s right, the “real” cyber threats for organizations today are insider threats, which can put organizations at risk without employees even realizing it.

 

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However, according to the new report from NTT Security (“2017 Global Threat Intelligence Center Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report”), far more prevalent are accidental and negligent activities that unwittingly lead to security breaches, data loss and sensitive information being shared with the wrong people.

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