Damaging insider threats rise to new highs in the past year

70 percent of organizations are more frequently seeing insider attacks, with 60 percent experiencing one or more within the last 12 months, and 68 percent feeling “extremely to moderately” vulnerable to them, according to Nucleus Cyber.

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Not only are organizations seeing a dramatic increase of attacks from insiders, but 85 percent are finding it difficult to determine the actual damage being caused from each instance, especially in cloud environments.

Since they’ve migrated to the cloud, 56 percent believe detecting insider attacks has become “significantly to somewhat” harder, and 39 percent identify cloud storage and file sharing applications the most vulnerable.

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“Security and IT teams’ attention is focused on hackers, but attacks from within are a significant threat to every industry. Organizations must be well-equipped to safeguard sensitive information from outsiders and insiders alike,” said Kurt Mueffelmann, CEO of Nucleus Cyber.

“The 2019 Insider Threat Report findings should raise the alarm for every organization to evaluate their preparedness, strategies and tools used to protect data from increasing inside threats.”

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