5 Ways Insiders Can Accidentally Pose a Threat to Your Organization

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When organizations consider the threat posed by insiders, often they think first of malicious intent. How will we protect ourselves against disgruntled ex-employees, or current employees who have ulterior motives? What if one of our partners or vendors decides to steal data from us on purpose?

These are valid instances of insider threat, but they aren’t the only ones. And, in fact, the unintentional insider threat can be equally risky to the organization and is unfortunately quite common, accounting for nearly 30% of data breaches in 2017. For this reason, it’s important to understand what accidental data misuse looks like and to put in place a plan to prevent unintentional insider threats and stop them in their tracks.

Check out the five ways insiders can accidentally pose a threat to your organization…

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