These 5 Types of Insider Threats Could Lead to Costly Data Breaches (Security Intelligence)


Insider breaches — those caused by employees and leaders within an organization — are among the costliest and hardest to detect of all data breaches. Two-thirds of total data records compromised in 2017 were the result of inadvertent insiders, according to the “2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index,” and insider threats are the cause of 60 percent of cyberattacks. Meanwhile, misconfigured cloud servers and networked backup incidents caused by employee negligence collectively exposed over 2 billion records last year.