Insiders No Longer The Biggest Threat To Computer Networks
from the but-why? dept
For years, we’ve been told that the biggest threat to various companies’ computer networks doesn’t come from outside hackers, but from internal (often disgruntled) employees. However, a new study disputes that, saying that less than one in five security breaches were due to insiders. Business partners are nearly twice as likely to be the cause of an attack, and then outside hack attacks are the largest threat. Of course, what isn’t explained is whether or not the earlier data was just wrong — or if something has changed over the last few years (more outside hacking, better controls on employees, etc.). That would probably be a lot more interesting and useful than just knowing the percentages.