4 Different Types of Insider Attacks [Infographic]

The insider threat poses a serious security threat to companies.¬†Traditionally, businesses have built defenses against malicious activity from the outside and inwards towards the business infrastructure. It’s the threat that they never suspected, because this security threat is coming from their own employees. And the reality, business are very unprepared for this threat. A study by Mimecast revealed, 45% of IT executives say malicious insider attacks is one of the risks that they’re most unprepared for. This is concerning.

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There are traditionally four different types of malicious insider threat actors that you can watch out for. They are: Oblivious Insider, Negligent Insider, Malicious Insider and Professional Insider. These four actors are explained further in the infographic below.

[#Infographic] Watch out for these 4 #insiderthreat characters. – CLICK TO TWEET

Megan Thudium

Megan Thudium

Megan Thudium is a Berlin-based writer with a passion for curating actionable and enlightening content for business leaders. A seasoned author, her latest works encompass topics in travel, business and information security. Follow Megan on twitter @megan_thudium.

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