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Unwitting Collaborators, Part 4: Internal Threats

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Today, it has become necessary to focus on defending your organization from inside as well as outside security threats. Look at some real-life examples of how companies are taking corrective action to address internal security issues brought about by personnel incompetence or inadequate system design.
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Every day you open your doors to your employees, you hand them the keys to your network. Any employee—permanent or part-time—poses the possible threat for the disruption or damage of data and your information infrastructure. Disgruntled employees, irate contractors, and others inside your organization pose a tremendous threat to your company's or organization's information network. Think about it. Who other than your employees has a better understanding of the security controls your organization has in place, and the ability to circumvent these controls or even exploit the weaknesses inherent in your applications, systems, and networks?

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