The high risk of data loss associated with employees

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The security threat from insiders is growing. Consider the most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), which found that 20% of cybersecurity incidents and 15% of data breaches investigated within the Verizon DBIR originated from people within the organization. According to Verizon’s DBIR analysis, the top motivators behind insider attacks were financial gain (48%) […]

Staff and IT leadership at odds over data security

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It’s no secret that employees and contractors are one of the primary causes of enterprise security events. It’s not that most insiders who cause data breaches are malicious. They’re not. They may carelessly send a cleartext email that contains sensitive information, reuse the same password across applications, or lose an unencrypted notebook or portable storage […]

Small mistakes, big data breaches

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We all make mistakes, especially simple mistakes, such as a typo here and there in email or grammatical oversights in a report. And who hasn’t called or texted a wrong number?  Just this morning I tried to submit a web form, and it was rejected because I didn’t format a field input properly. These types […]

Insider Threat Surfaces Again

$65 billion private investment firm TPG Global LLC believes it’s been hit with threats from its former insider and spokesman. From Bloomberg: (Bloomberg) — TPG Global LLC sued the former White House press aide it hired as a spokesman, alleging he threatened to “take down” the company after learning he wouldn’t be promoted and stole […]