Survey Finds Insider Threats Pose Security Concern

October 14, 2019

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The 2019 Data Exposure Report found that insider threats pose a security concern, according to the Security magazine article, “Insider Threats Are Biggest Danger to Data Security.”

The study was conducted by software provider Code42, who surveyed more than 1,000 security leaders. The research found 69 percent of organizations that responded were the victim of security breach due to an insider threat.

“Organizations are overlooking the most harmful data security threat: their own employees. While security leaders likely are aware of the problem, they may not grasp the sheer magnitude of it. And most have fallen behind in effectively detecting and responding to insider threats,” said Joe Payne, Code42 president and CEO, in the article.

Additional survey findings include:

  • 78 percent of Chief Security Officers (CSOs) admitted clicking a link that they shouldn’t have.
  • 43 percent of respondents use personal email “to send files and collaborate with their colleagues.”
  • 63 percent of respondents disclosed they brought data from a past employer to a new job.

For more from Hikvision about insider threats and tips to reduce security concerns, check out these two Hikvision blogs:

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