Security Expert: Internal threats can be particularly harmful due to the potential misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property. In most cases, internal attacks are motivated for financial gain.
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Internal threats can be particularly harmful due to the potential misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property. However, in most cases, internal attacks aren't executed in collaboration with enemies of the state, but rather internal employees trying to obtain financial gain.
Source: 47 Security Experts weigh in the issue: https://digitalguardian.com/blog/insider-outsider-data-security-threats
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