As a general rule, negligent incidents are far more common than malicious ones. Negligent insiders are employees that unintentionally jeopardize security, often through well-intentioned ignorance, laziness, or simple human error.
While many security teams make the mistake of focusing exclusively on would-be malicious data thieves, negligence is by far much more common than malicious intent insider threat incidents. Negligence is responsible for 64% of insider threat incidents and costs businesses an average of over $3.8 million per year, reports the 2018 Ponemon Cost of Insider Threats Report.
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