6. Disgruntled Employees
We’ve all heard the stories about people who had installed attacks to occur when their name disappears from payroll, or some other attack on their employers in an illegal, or at least unethical, expression of “Take this job and shove it.” This is the domain of the disgruntled employee -- not to be confused with the accidental exposures committed by happy, “gruntled” employees otherwise in good standing. While such acts of malfeasance are relatively rare, it is important that channel partners identify potential symptoms and guide their clients toward policies that will help to prevent them before they occur. Five percent of surveyed IT professionals said disgruntled employees represented the most likely threat facing their network security over the next 12 months.