Companies have a varity of insiders: employees, business partners, third-party vendors. They all have a certain level of access to sensitive business data.
We can group types of insider threats into five categories:
- Malicious Insiders — employees or partners who use their legit access to corporate data for personal gain
- Inside Agents — Malicious insiders recruited external parties to steal, alter, tamper with, or delete valuable data
- Disgruntled Employees — Emotional attackers who seek to harm their organization as revenge for some sort of perceived wrong
- Careless Workers — Employees or partners who neglect or ignore the rules of a cybersecurity policy
- Third Parties — Third Party vendors who misuse their access and compromise the security of sensitive data
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