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Another Reminder About Insider Threats

The issue of insider threats is back in the spotlight with news of another major NSA document theft. Although some reports suggest the thief merely hoarded documents without distributing them, the incident should serve as a reminder that not all cybersecurity breaches come from outside the firewall. Just the opposite, in fact: 77 percent of all data breaches in 2015 originated with insiders, according to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.

As we’ve said before, the best way to protect against insider threats is to implement strict controls and policies around data access. Xantrion can help you with that.