theNET | Mitigating the risk of malicious insiders

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Most internal security incidents are the result of an honest mistake. But sometimes, for one reason or another, an employee deliberately steals or tampers with corporate resources for some gain. Whether exploiting a vulnerability or stealing data that might benefit them in the future, the average cost of these malicious insider attacks is $648,062 per a Ponemon Institute research study on insider threats. These costs stem from a variety of factors, including the loss of data and systems, the effort required to restore said data and systems, and ransoms paid to attackers. In addition to the financial impact, these attacks can be damaging to an organization from multiple perspectives; reputation, competitive advantage, customer trust, etc. Read theNET.

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