The 10 Biggest and Boldest Insider Threats of 2019 and 2020

Published by Proofpoint

That risk is only increasing in an era of remote working and distributed teams. Without a holistic security strategy in place, organizations face insider-caused breaches from negligent, malicious and compromised insiders.

This e-book reviews 10 headline-grabbing insider threat incidents that provide a useful glimpse into the reality of this growing threat. (Some of these occurred or began before 2019, but all have been disclosed or prosecuted in 2019 or 2020.) We explore:

  • What these incidents look like
  • Who is behind them—and why
  • Why insider incidents may be intentional, accidental or the result of account compromise
  • How much they cost the organizations they hit
  • What we can learn from them to better protect your organizations

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