Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Inside Staff a Bigger Threat than Hackers

According to a survey of IT professionals at Infosecurity Europe the insider threat is still the largest factor facing organisations today.

71% of the people surveyed worry that it’s their own staff who pose the biggest threat to their data.

This far outweighs that of hackers (28%), consultants and other third parties (7%), and just 5% cited the government.
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The survey was conducted amongst 300 IT professionals at Infosecurity Europe in April 2012. Sources:
(a) A quarter of companies fear major security breaches could cost customers their lives - AlienVault, May 29 2012

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