The world’s biggest software maker has warned companies to expect an increase in “insider” security attacks by disgruntled, laid-off workers.
With millions losing their jobs their are a plethora of opportunities for insiders to plug in an iPod, thumdrive or other external source and steal client data, or other proprietary information.
Its been said before, company networks are like candy bars, hard on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Insiders fearing the inevitable layoff begin to look for ways to profit from what is immediately within their grasps.
Stealing office supplies only takes them so far. But hundreds, even millions of records or company secrets is worth something to someone. Those on the inside usually know what its worth to who.
Verizon determined insider attacks equate to up to 18% of all breaches. McAfee further disclosed fraud equates to a trillion dollar price tag.
Maggie Shiels Technology reporter, BBC News does a great job Here
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