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Data Breach by Insiders: Three Key Steps to Keep Your Company Out of the Headlines

For many of us, the term "data breach" conjures up images of a shadowy character in a dark hoodie — a nefarious criminal. But the more we understand about how data breach incidents originate and propagate, the more likely we are to shift focus from outsider hackers to insider threats.

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For many of us, the term “data breach” conjures up images of a shadowy character in a dark hoodie — a nefarious criminal. But the more we understand about how data breach incidents originate and propagate, the more likely we are to shift focus from outsider hackers to insider threats. Insider threats can be malicious, but often they are accidental. Rather than a shadowy scoundrel, your greater security risk might very well be Alice in the accounting department, who absentmindedly leaves her laptop on the bus.

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