Examples of insider cybersecurity threats – organizations hampered by their own people – are displayed by the Digital Guardian site.
“Insider threats,” the post explains, “are generally more dangerous than outsider threats because these people know the organization pretty well. Plus, they have access to the computers, databases, networks, and other company resources where sensitive information is developed and stored. If this access is abused or, in some cases, not carefully safeguarded, it opens the door for a data breach that could have catastrophic impacts and can lead to substantial losses.”
Forty-five examples of insider skullduggery are provided.