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September's Feature Article

September's Feature Article
It's Coming from Inside: How to Educate Your Board of Directors on Insider Threats

If you follow the news, chances are that you know about the plethora of recent data breaches and cybersecurity threats. Historically, the corporate data breaches that make the news are carried out by outside individuals or entities. You may recall the data breaches suffered by Equifax in 2017, Anthem in 2015, Home Depot in 2014, and Target in 2013. However, the business world has picked up on a new, disturbing, and potentially costly trend. Over the past several years, insider data breaches have been on the rise. In 2015, IntelSecurity (now McAfee) found that internal actors were responsible for 43percent of all data breaches, and a 2016 study conducted by the Ponemon Institute found that insider threats are now more prevalent than any other computer security threat.

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