Half of IT Pros Say Insider Threats Are a Bigger Concern Than Hackers

I would place myself in the category of someone who believes the insider threat is the biggest risk to an organization, but with a strong clarification.  Insider threats are threats that are caused by humans – human error, socially engineered staff, and users with malicious intent.  People will make mistakes and no amount of technology can fully prevent those errors.  We must train our users thoroughly and often and we must prepare for the inevitable mistakes that will happen.


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