May 2, 2007
Insiders (employees and pseudo-employees such as contractors and consultants) have ready access to valuable information assets. Information security incidents caused by insiders are therefore a substantial threat to every organization. The news media frequently record incidents such as terminated employees who wreak revenge by hacking their former employer’s networks. Less often in the headlines but much more common in practice are those ‘little accidents’ by employees that damage information systems and data - everything from occasional typos to (ahem) reformatting the wrong disk (been there, done that!). Read all about May’s band new NoticeBored security awareness module here and check out our new links collection on insider threats.