October 14, 2008
The Insider Threat in IT and Financial Services
Author: JT Smith
RSA announced the findings of its latest insider threat survey. Almost half of the respondents' job functions were in information technology. During this era of well-publicized data breaches, the results indicate that even those who should know better are not exempt from the everyday behaviors that can trigger significant risk to sensitive business information. The results of the survey show that employees are well aware of the restrictions placed upon them by their corporate IT departments, yet many often work around these controls in order to get their jobs done in a convenient and timely manner.