Mistake or Malice? No Other Data Breach Source Compares to Accidental Loss

Mistake or Malice? No Other Data Breach Source Compares to Accidental Loss

As a general rule, negligent incidents are far more common than malicious ones. Negligent insiders are employees that unintentionally jeopardize security, often through well-intentioned ignorance, laziness, or simple human error.

While many security teams make the mistake of focusing exclusively on would-be malicious data thieves, negligence is by far much more common than malicious intent insider threat incidents. Negligence is responsible for 64% of insider threat incidents and costs businesses an average of over $3.8 million per year, reports the 2018 Ponemon Cost of Insider Threats Report.

Download this whitepaper to learn more about how businesses are handing the latest insider threat intelligence trends, including:

  • Understanding the sheer variety of ways that human threats put security at risk
  • Recognizing the potential harm that high-risk applications pose to security
  • Building security infrastructure around the unpredictable human element



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