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UK employers in denial about insider threat to data security

John P. Mello | April 18, 2013
Study finds nearly half of UK employers trust workers not to steal company information

"Employees pose the greatest risk to a company's data," said Michael DuBose, who leads the cyber investigations practice at Kroll Advisory Solutions, and the former head of the cyber crimes division in the U.S. Department of Justice.

"There's been a lot of recent attention to Chinese hackers and state-sponsored cyber theft," said DuBose. "All of that is important. It's significant."

"But, I think it's important that companies not lose sight of the fact that, notwithstanding that threat, the vast majority of cases involving stolen trade secrets or proprietary data still originate with company insiders," he said.


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