SolarWinds Survey Investigates Insider Threats to Federal Cybersecurity

From Full-Time Whistle | January 26, 2015

A survey of 200 federal IT managers and decision makers showed data breaches due to careless and untrained insiders is the top cybersecurity concern, but that is not reflected in their spending. External threats still get the lion’s share of investment

The perceived threat from careless or untrained insiders — employees or contractors with access — was a major cause of concern for 53 percent of respondents to a survey conducted by SolarWinds and Market Connections. The figure is up from 42 percent at the same time last year and the leading threat identified in the 2015 survey.

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