Threats from Within

From DarkReading :

Enterprises are leaking an increasing amount of data from the inside, and they aren’t sure what to do about it.

Those are the conclusions of two new studies — one from the Ponemon Institute and one from Enterprise Strategy Group — being published today. Both of the reports suggest that enterprises should be shifting their security attention from the outside to the inside.

The new Enterprise Strategy Group report found that one third of the enterprises surveyed had experienced a loss of sensitive data in the last 12 months, while another 11 percent were unsure whether a breach occurred.

According to the new Ponemon study, nearly 60 percent of U.S.-based businesses and government agencies believe they are unable to effectively assess or quantify insider threat risks within their organizations, leaving them open to privacy breaches, failed audits, and potential fraud or misuse of data.

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