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8/29/2018
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IT Professionals Think They're Better Than Their Security

More than half of professionals think they have a good shot at a successful insider attack.

Computer professionals may think their enterprise security is good, but they think their skills are better. In fact, almost half think they could pull off a successful insider attack, according to a new report by Imperva.

Indeed, 43% of the 179 IT professionals surveyed said they could successfully attack their own organizations, while another 22% said they would have at least a 50/50 chance at success.

When it came to the attack surface, only 23% said they would use their company-owned laptops to steal information, while nearly 40% said their personal equipment would be the chosen avenue of attack.

This information is most worrisome, according to the report, in light of Verizon's "2018 Data Breach Investigations Report," which found nearly 60% of all attacks take months to detect and days more to begin mitigation efforts after discovery.

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jamessusan,
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9/6/2018 | 3:42:49 AM
Re: Horrible idea
Programming engineers comprehend everything about the issues they tackle, an assignment service the arrangements they give, the restrictions of those arrangements, their protection suggestions, and their security suggestions. 
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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9/5/2018 | 9:29:26 AM
Horrible idea
The ultimate insider - IT staffers and for this survey to indicate that a large percentage think they could do it, well it ain't far from that to WOULD do it or HAVE DONE and they ain't caught me yet.  Why would they do that?  Let us call in the H1-B visa issue, lost jobs, poor wages, train your replacement.  No respect by management so that can be a big motivator to do damage JUST for the hell of it.   But to be in a career position of power and think so is a vast betrayal of our roles, security ethics.  
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