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The Insider Threat Security Manifesto Beating the threat from within

Key findings

35% of organisations with over 10,000 employees in the UK and US have suffered an internal security breach in the past 12 months

Insider threats are not IT professionals’ Top security priority lagging behind viruses, data loss and hacking

12% of IT professionals are more aware of insider threats as a result of the Snowden scandal

Ignorant users cause the greatest internal security concern

19% IT professionals estimate an average of 19% users are sharing passwords

There is some confusion about what network management capabilities IT professionals have to prevent insider threats

44% told us that data loss is their greatest concern, placing it higher than insider threats, despite employee behaviour being the greatest source of data loss

Many IT professionals are not sure if they are compliant with industry regulations with specific requirements around insider threats