Insider threat set to grow, warns expert security panel

The insider threat – a member of staff who either maliciously or negligently allows sensitive corporate data to fall into criminal hands – is set to grow in the next two to three years, a panel of experts has warned. Speaking at technology conference IP EXPO in London this month, Dave Palmer, director of technology at security firm Darktrace, named privacy advocate and former US government employee Edward Snowden as an example of an insider. Further reading “I think we’ve got more to see from insiders, that’s a threat we’re starting to become familiar with, like Edward Snowden for instance,” said Palmer. “We’re going to see some insiders either deliberately or accidentally do enough harm to totally debilitate a business’ operations, that will happen within the next three years,” he…


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