2018 Insider Threat Intelligence Report 2018-05-15T20:30:16+00:00

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The 2018 Insider Threat Intelligence Report

WHAT LURKS IN THE INSIDER THREAT BLIND SPOT?

Despite increasing investment in security tools, organizations are still getting breached – and so many of those breaches, whether organizations realize it or not, are ultimately due to the human element. The 2018 Insider Threat Intelligence Report collects findings from Dtex’s User Threat Assessments across the North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific regions to paint a picture of global insider threat insights and trends.

The clear takeaway is that visibility gaps still allow insiders to jeopardize organizational security through high-risk activity, whether it be due to malicious intent, outside infiltration, or simple human error. Every organization assessed found some form of insider risk. Key trends this year include a significant rise in sensitive company data publicly accessible on the internet due to human error, pervasive use of anonymous or private browsing to bypass security, frequent high-risk application usage, and an overall struggle for organizations to close the insider threat blind spot.

Overwhelmingly, organizations assessed had no idea what users were really doing with their data. Download the report now to find out the answers.

KEY FINDINGS INCLUDE…

72%

72% of assessments found unauthorized use of high-risk applications, including hacking tools.

78%

78% of assessments found company data publicly accessible online, in a 14% increase from last year.

60%

60% of assessments found users actively attempting to bypass security measures through private or anonymous browsers and research.

90%

90% of assessments found company data being transferred to unencrypted USB devices, in a 5% decrease from last year.

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Insider threats remain to be a growing problem in 2018… and show no signs of slowing down.