Are These Top Insider Threats Lurking Behind Your Doors?

Business owners and IT experts often focus on external cybersecurity threats, neglecting the significant risks posed by insiders. The 2019 IBM survey showed that 24% of data breaches were due to negligent employees or contractors. The Insider Data Breach Survey highlighted that hurried task completion, a lack of awareness, and insufficient training were top reasons for internal breaches. We present five case studies illustrating the financial and reputational damage caused by insiders, either through carelessness or deliberate misuse of their positions for personal gain.