Why organisations are getting cyber security so wrong

By concentrating their efforts on protecting themselves from external cyber attacks, are businesses overlooking the threat from within?

Why organisations are getting cyber security so wrong

Posted by Ben Rossi

Contrary to popular belief, insider attacks are not just caused by employees. An ‘insider’ is anybody given access to either data or infrastructure within an organisation.

This could be a disgruntled current or former employee, or a contractor, third party or partner organisation. For many large organisations, there is a long line of people who have the access to commit an insider attack.

Once they’ve got access to parts of the internal infrastructure, the in-place perimeter security is effectively useless.

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Source: http://www.information-age.com