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‘Flight risk’ employees involved in 60% of insider cybersecurity incidents



From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 05:14:13 +0000 (UTC)



https://www.zdnet.com/article/flight-risk-employees-involved-in-60-of-insider-cybersecurity-incidents/

By Charlie Osborne
Zero Day
ZDNet.com
May 20, 2020

Employees planning to leave their jobs are involved in 60% of insider
cybersecurity incidents and data leaks, new research suggests.


According to the Securonix 2020 Insider Threat Report, published on Wednesday,
"flight risk" employees, generally deemed to be individuals on the verge of
resigning or otherwise leaving a job, often change their behavioral patterns
from two months to two weeks before conducting an insider attack.


Insider incidents are caused by individuals within an organization rather than
external threat actors. Employees or contractors with privileged access to
systems may cause damage, steal or sell data, or be the cause of a security
failure -- such as by uploading or moving confidential resources to third-party
services without permission.


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