Employees may intentionally or unwittingly expose the business to serious security risks. Security manages need to stay on top of insider threats and learn prevention best practices.
While it’s important to secure a digital infrastructure against external adversaries, a lot of the risks occur on the inside. Offensive activity may stem from current personnel, former employees, partners, and third-party contractors. Since these people have access to a good deal of business-critical information, any deviation from corporate policies or deliberate foul play on their end turns the organization into low-hanging fruit for cyber predators and competitors.