Top Ten Insider Threats and How to Prevent Them

With companies making painful personnel and compensation choices in this poor economy, one of the impacts has been an explosion in the number of insider data theft cases. According to the 2015 Verizon Data Breach Report, approximately 20% of all data breaches are classified as ‘‘insider misuse.’’ Insider theft and other malicious behavior are particularly difficult to detect and prevent because employees often have legitimate access to sensitive corporate data and tend to know the weaknesses in their organization’s infrastructure.