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Insider threats & data breaches

Helping understand the difference between malicious and accidental insider threat


What does 'insider threat' mean?

There is a saying among security professionals that 'every breach starts with an insider'.

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Rethinking insider threats: Where traditional DLP won’t stop a leak

Besides accidental data disclosure, this particular scenario is a classic case of insider risk in action: privileged users accessing sensitive internal data and leaking it to personal email addresses or file sharing sites.

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Tackling the insider threat

Data breaches accidentally caused by people inside organisations are becoming much more common. But attention is elsewhere.

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