10 Reasons Data Breach Detection Takes Weeks, Months

6. Lack Of Attention On Insider Threats

Studies on insider threats conducted by the Ponemon Institute and other organizations have found breaches involving insiders to be much more costly to organizations than breaches involving external attackers. Financial institutions, government contractors and state and federal agencies generally monitor employees more closely than other industries. Businesses that work with sensitive organizations should consider tighter controls on employee activity, McAfee said.

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