A new report reveals a rise in the number of cyber security risks that are originating from within an organisation, known as insider threats. The report by Kroll reveals that insider threats peaked in the third quarter of this year. Between July and September, such threats accounted for nearly 35% of all unauthorised access threat incidents. “Insider threat is a unique problem in cyber security,” said Jaycee Roth, Associate Managing Director of Cyber Risk at Kroll. “Unlike the usual circumstances in cyber security, where you are defending the network from external attackers, in an insider threat situation, you are defending the business from someone on the inside. “This can be particularly difficult, as the user often won’t raise any red flags and could have a high level of permissions and access rights,” she said. The report states that companies are at increased risk at the moment, as more people move jobs.
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