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The leading cause of insider threats? Employee negligence


Help Net Security - (International) The Ponemon Institute released findings from a survey on insider information technology (IT) threats in U.S. and German firms, revealing that in addition to malicious intent, employee negligence is a significant cause of security incidents that lead to decreases in IT productivity, which can cause a company as much as $1.5 million in losses per year. The report cited long hours and multitasking as common elements leading to negligence, among other findings.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:53