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Cyber Security Incidents: Insider Threat Falls In UK (To 65%) And Germany (To 75%) Post GDPR, But US Risk Increases (To 80%)

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Clearswift Insider Threat Index 2018

  • Organisations report that 38% of IT security incidents occur as a direct result of their employees actions, and 75% originate from their extended enterprise (employees, customers, suppliers)
  • Ex-employees are responsible for 13% of cyber security incidents

New research by data security company,Clearswift, has shown that year on year cyber security incidents from those within the organisation, as a percentage of all incidents, have fallen in the UK and Germany, two countries currently now under the ruling of GDPR. However, in the United States, a country outside of the direct jurisdiction, threats are on the rise.

The research surveyed 400 senior IT decision makers in organisations of more than 1,000 employees across the UK, Germany, and the US. The data has revealed that when looking at the true insider threat, which takes into account inadvertent and malicious threats from the extended enterprise – employees, customers, suppliers, and...(continued)

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