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Verizon warns enterprises about internal security threats

Verizon warns enterprises about internal security threats

March 6, 2019

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Cybersecurity threats from an enterprise’s own employees and partners can be as devastating as threats from external actors. And according to data gathered by Verizon’s cybersecurity team as part of its 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, 20% of cybersecurity incidents and 15% of data breaches originated from people within a breached organization. The top reasons for these cyberthreats were financial gain (47.8%), pure fun (23.4%), and espionage (14.4%).

Verizon used some of the same data and caseload analysis from its 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report to create its new Verizon Insider Threat Report.

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