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What is it?

A hostile action against an organization performed accidentally or maliciously by individual(s) who possess intimate knowledge of, and access to, a company’s infrastructure, security, and business processes.

Why is it important?

The term is important because insider threat is one of the main causes of data exfiltration – theft of data – affecting organizations today. Insider threats can cause grave damage to an organization’s finances and reputation.

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What is it?

Security measures that staff create to manage security to the best of their knowledge and ability, avoiding official security policies and mechanisms that get in the way of their tasks and reduce productivity.

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What is it?

The psychological state one reaches when security decisions become too numerous and/or too complex, thus inhibiting good security practices.

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