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What is an Insider Threat | Defintion and Meaning

Last modified on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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Defining Insider Threat

An Insider threat is a type of threat to an organization's security or data that comes from within. It is a risk posed by employees, contractors, or business associates who have access to an organization's network, systems, or data. An insider threat could involve malicious activities, such as data theft and sabotage, or through negligence, for example, scarificing security for usability and speed. While external threats are a major concern for organizations, insider threats can be just as damaging and hard to detect.

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