60% of individuals leaving to work
for a competitor offered to share confidential
information from their prior job
You may be typical in devoting major resources to protecting your systems from such outside attacks. But now organizations are waking up to the rise of a different threat, one that can be even harder to deal with: attacks by individuals within the organization.
In a recent Vormetric Insider Threat Report, a Harris Poll survey found that 89% of global senior business managers and IT professionals polled now consider their companies to be more at risk from an insider attack, with 34% believing they are “very” or “extremely” vulnerable. Why?
Security experts Symantec discovered that 50% of employees who left or lost their jobs kept confidential information, and 40% planned to use it in their new jobs. In fact, 60% of individuals leaving to work for a competitor offered to share confidential information from their prior job. Furthermore, the 2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey showed that almost one third of respondents said insider crimes are more costly or damaging than incidents perpetrated by outsiders.