Security Expert: The malevolent insider is the greatest threat to any company as these individuals are operating from a position of trust.
Christopher Burgess is the CEO, President and co-founder of Prevendra. He is an author, speaker, advisor, consultant, and advocate for effective security strategies, be they for your company, home, or family.
"The most serious threat to a company's data security is the..."
Insider threat, which comes in two forms:
The malevolent insider is the greatest threat to any company as these individuals are operating from a position of trust and natural access. This natural and authorized access allows the insider to operate within the protected area of the enterprise or company. If they confine their activities to only that which they have natural access, it increases the likelihood that their activity (theft of information) will not be detected. Their motivations are varied as to why they may break trust, with greed and revenge being the primary motivators. The identification and cultivation of these individuals by the unscrupulous competitor or the nation state intelligence apparatus is ongoing.
Source: 47 Security Experts weigh in the issue: https://digitalguardian.com/blog/insider-outsider-data-security-threats
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