Many business owners – and the IT professionals they rely on – focus on protecting their companies from external threats – the lone hacker out for a large ransom, the industry competitor pilfering secrets, or organized cyber-criminals with sophisticate phishing schemes, etc. But what about internal threats?

Organizations sometimes fail to consider the true risks that insiders pose to their cyber-security. Yet, internal risks are every bit as dangerous and damaging as the external ones, even if there is not malicious intent.

To drive home the full harm of insider threats, we’ve compiled five actual case studies of internal actors who’ve wreaked financial and reputational damage when they got careless, or abused their knowledge and positions for personal gain. Read More….