2019 Insider Threat Intelligence Report
The 2019 Insider Threat Intelligence Report collects data from Dtex's assessment findings over the last year to identify trends in insider threats.
IS THE HUMAN ELEMENT INCREASING INSIDER RISK?
Over the course of 2018, our insider threat analysts conducted User Threat Assessments that analyze insider behavior at top organizations around the world to provide a detailed look at where insider risks exist.
The 2019 Insider Threat Intelligence Report summarizes these assessment findings to reveal key trends in user behavior. And it examines all three distinct insider threat types – malicious, negligent, and compromised users – to shine a light on where insider risks exist.
Finding Highlights Include:
- All (100%) of our User Threat Assessments found instances of high-risk data transfer via USB or cloud applications, and personal email usage
- Nearly all (98%) of User Threat Assessments found customer proprietary information publicly accessible on the web
- Significant spikes were seen in Flight Risk activity and Security Bypass, as compared to last year’s findings
The 2019 Insider Threat Intelligence Report emphasizes the central role that the human element now plays in organizational security… and underscores the need to acknowledge its presence if we hope to minimize insider risk and effectively manage insider threats.
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More Findings Include...
74% of assessments saw the use of unsanctioned portable applications, which are increasingly being used to bypass security.
95% of assessments found users actively attempting to circumvent corporate security policies.
FLIGHT RISK ACTIVITY
97% of assessments found instances of employees engaging in flight risk behavior.