The Top Ten Insider Threats and How to Prevent Them

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Executive Summary

With companies making painful personnel and compensation choices in this poor economy, one of the impacts has been an explosion in the number of insider data theft cases. According to a recent KPMG survey, theft by internal users has tripled since 2007 and many believe that the continuing recession will only exacerbate the problem. Insider theft and other malicious behavior are particularly difficult to detect and prevent because employees often have legitimate access to sensitive corporate data and tend to know the weaknesses in their organization's infrastructure.

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