‘Flight risk’ employees involved in 60% of insider cybersecurity incidents

Employees planning to leave their jobs are involved in 60% of insider cybersecurity incidents and data leaks, new research suggests.

According to the Securonix 2020 Insider Threat Report, published on Wednesday, “flight risk” employees, generally deemed to be individuals on the verge of resigning or otherwise leaving a job, often change their behavioral patterns from two months to two weeks before conducting an insider attack.

Insider incidents are caused by individuals within an organization rather than external threat actors. Employees or contractors with privileged access to systems may cause damage, steal or sell data, or be the cause of a security failure — such as by uploading or moving confidential resources to third-party services without permission.

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Source: ZDNet