In our report, IT Confidential: The State of Security Confidence, we uncovered some surprising truths about the Insider Threat. In particular, our report revealed that those tasked with protecting data, the “gatekeepers,” were often responsible for putting it at risk. The question, then, is Why are the IT ‘gatekeepers’ becoming ‘gatecrashers’?
It has been acknowledged that employees are often the biggest threat to data security, responsibly for most data breaches, and our survey confirmed that 46% of IT and security pros believe employees represent the greatest security risk to their organization. Most of these breaches are not malicious, but the result of mistakes and negligence, often when employees view IT as an impediment to their productivity. What our survey revealed, however, is how these same IT pros are engaging in behaviors they condemn in non-IT employees.
In an attempt to answer that question, TechNewsWorld interviewed their own panel of experts, coming up with some ideas:
For more insights into the state of security confidence, read our full report.