Insider Threats: The Danger Within

Most federal employees think their agencies are safe from insider threats – but they’re wrong. A 2017 Meritalk survey found that 42 percent of federal cybersecurity professionals said that their agencies were the target of cyber incidents perpetrated by insiders.

To better understand the current climate, GovLoop partnered with IBM, a leader in mitigating and protecting against insider threats, for this research brief. In the following pages, we analyze a survey of 170 federal employees about their views on insider threats and share solutions to better protect against them. We also spoke with IBM experts, including Ian Doyle, Business Unit Executive, Cybersecurity Strategic Growth Initiatives; John McLaughlin, Executive Security Architect; and Tim McMillan, Executive Security Strategist.

Sponsored by: IBM




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