Insider Threats: Tackling the Threat Within

When it comes to security threats, focus is often put on external hackers deploying a host of attacks including Trojans, phishing attacks and APTs, among others. However, it may be time for organizations to stop only looking externally and think about the internal threats that may be lurking within their networks coming from employees. According to the 2016 Insider Threat Spotlight Report, 74% of organizations feel vulnerable to insider threats, and 56% of security professionals say insider threats have become more frequent in the prior 12 months. It has also been reported that 43% of all data loss is attributed to internal threat actors.