Insider Threat Report


The Insider Threat Report is the result of comprehensive research in cooperation with the 300,000+ member Information Security Community on LinkedIn to gain deep insight into the state of insider threats and what cybersecurity professionals are doing to prevent, detect and successfully remediate these threats.

Key Findings
  • Seventy-four percent of organizations feel vulnerable to insider threats — a dramatic seven percentage point increase over last year’s survey. However, less than half of all organizations (42 percent) have the appropriate controls in place to prevent an insider attack.
  • Inadvertent data breaches (71 percent) top the list of insider threats companies care most about. Negligent data (68 percent) and malicious data (61 percent) breaches come in a close second and third.
  • Privileged users, such as managers with access to sensitive information, pose the biggest insider threat to organizations (60 percent). This is followed by contractors and consultants (57 percent), and regular employees (51 percent).

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