Did you know that over 80% of data breaches come from insider threats?

Did you know that over 80% of data breaches come from insider threats?
Posting date:03 Dec 2018

This figure is always the pinnacle of debate in the cyber industry as contradictory statistics circulate on a daily basis but I have never seen it hit the 80% mark, let alone go over it.

Deadly combo; attacks are becoming more sophisticated and are companies being ignorant to the challenges they face - ill-prepared to deal with the consequences?

I visited the Cyber Security Summit and Expo last week and sat through two talks with software companies who combat cyber threats which can range from accidental issues such as phishing scams to a more malicious attack to purposefully detract information and use it. It was during a speech by Aruba that I heard that 84% of data breaches came from the inside.

It was a thought-provoking talk as it opened my eyes to the sheer number of breaches which can happen either accidentally or; more worryingly, internally.

This is the fifth event I have visiting in the last two months as I love learning about new technology and exploring the processes that my network are interested in implementing. It’s my role as a Consultant to learn about common issues in the market and provide insight to my network of cyber professionals to try and solve them.

But, with this statistic at the forefront of my mind, it is evident that companies need to do more to implement processes and protocol for a potential security breach.

I’m keen to hear more about what you currently have in place at your own organisations.

What happens if someone receives an email that doesn’t quite look right? Do your team know how to respond? Please do get in touch and let us know how your organisation works to stop insider threats becoming data breaches.