Organizations spend so much time defending against external attackers that they sometimes neglect to address insider threats. This oversight may reflect the extent to which some organizations trust that their employees will respect their intellectual property and sensitive information, among other factors.
Such a mindset is well intentioned. However, it misinterprets the realities of data security. New research reveals just how careful organizations need to be when protecting their data against insider threats.
Clearswift, a global cybersecurity innovator and data loss prevention provider, recently announced the results from an independently conducted survey on enterprise security practices by Loudhouse, a technology and B2B research firm.
Of the 500 decision makers in Internet technology and 4,000 employees in the United States, Europe and Australia polled, 35 percent of respondents would willingly sell sensitive corporate information (or customer data stored on protected company servers) for the right price.