We’ve mentioned that Edward Snowden’s actions last year put insider threats on the media agenda, but how has that translated into the consciousness of IT professionals?
We asked whether IT professionals worry more about insider threats more now than they did 12 months ago, and 19% said that they did. More specifically, 12% said that they are more aware since the Edward Snowden scandal.
Interestingly, this number was marginally higher in the UK, where the story was broken, than the US where it actually took place, with 13% of UK IT professionals agreeing and 11% in the US.
Again, it is within larger organisations that the concern about insider threats has grown most. 38% of IT professionals in organisations of over 250 employees told us they have become more concerned in the last 12 months, compared to 17% for those of 250 and under.