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Insider Threats and the Need for Fast and Directed Response

Top Secret Recon 8.3

As breaches continue to cause significant damage to organizations, security consciousness is shifting from traditional perimeter defense to a holistic understanding of what is causing the damage and where organizations are exposed. Although many attacks are from an external source, attacks from within often cause the most damage. This report looks at how and why insider attacks occur and their implications.

Key findings include:

  • Insider threats are on IT’s radar
  • Organizations fail to focus on solutions
  • Prevention is more a state of mind than a reality
  • The financial impact is significant
  • Spending on insider threats will increase next year
  • About a third of organizations know they’ve experienced an insider attack

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