Corporations Believe External Cyber-Threats Will Eclipse Internal

Published On April 15, 2011 | By Bart Huff | Data Security
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Cyber-Ark’s 5th annual “Trust, Security and Passwords” survey of over 1400 IT staff and corporate level executives found that over half agree that in the next one to three years, cybercriminals will pose a greater risk than insider threats.  To see the results of the survey, click here. Recent high profile security breaches such as those at EMC’s RSA division, Epsilon, NASDAQ and Gawker likely heightened these risks in the minds of those surveyed.

Other interesting results of the survey include that almost half of respondents admitted that they can get around controls that have been placed on privileged or sensitive accounts, and about a third of respondents admitted to accessing information on a system that was not relevant to their role in the company. For other takes on the survey, see cnet, SC mag, and EON.

About The Author

Bart's practice focuses on representing clients on many areas related to online content and services, including criminal and internal investigations, internet privacy and security litigation, theft of trade secrets, compliance obligations relating to the use and disclosure of customer and subscriber information, and gaming law. Before ZwillGen, Bart was an AUSA in Chicago, prosecuting federal crimes including white collar fraud, securities and other regulatory violations, and computer and internet related crimes. Bart tried 18 jury trials and briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Seventh Circuit.