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Meanwhile, security experts contend that the incident underscores the growing prevalence of insider threats, data theft and cyber attacks perpetrated by employees or contractors. Researchers at Imperva said that insider threats have increased 91 percent since 2009 based on an analysis of publicly-reported breaches.
Rob Rachwald, director of security strategy at Imperva said that many organizations are underprepared to address the risks that insiders pose to the reputation and integrity of their business, adding that file security is a "big deal" in protecting sensitive information.
"There are hackers out there, but IT history has shown that the rogue employee is also a threat," Rachwald said in an e-mail. "Organizations need to wake up to the complexities of internal threats, rather than simply relying n conventional IT security systems."