The Top Ten Security Threats for 2008 (Part 15) – Insiders
Here is my final entry for the 2008 list of top ten cybersecurity threats:
— Sabotage, theft and other attacks by disgruntled employees and insiders.
The Computer Security Institute and FBI conduct an annual CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey of U.S. corporations, government agencies, financial institutions, and universities. Eightly percent of the information security professionals who responded indicated that disgruntled and dishonest employees are the greatest threat to their computer systems [reference].
This list would not be complete without adding “the insider threat.” Next, I will consolidate and order the list, completing an earlier promise to give my opinion on the top ten cybersecurity threats for 2008.