The following is an excerpt from Ian Barker | November 14, 2017 | betanews.com |
Most enterprises and government organizations fell vulnerable to insider threats and around half have experienced an insider attack in the last year, according to a new report.
Commissioned by Cybersecurity Insiders, the study is based on a comprehensive online survey of 472 cyber security professionals.
Among the main factors are too many users with excessive access privileges (37 percent), an increasing number of devices with access to sensitive data (36 percent), and the increasing complexity of information technology (35 percent).
52 percent of respondents confirmed insider attacks against their organization in the previous 12 months (typically fewer than five attacks), while 27 percent of organizations say insider attacks have become more frequent.
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