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Do I Really Need To Worry About Insider Threats?

September 13th, 2021

Every company collects sensitive data of some sort. Whether you have to collect payment data to process a transaction or you have sensitive customer information, like personally identifiable information (PII), hackers or malicious employees might find ways to smuggle that data out of your company and into the hands of bad actors. 

You may not even realize that the data your company holds on to is valuable. Well, it is, and you should protect it from all kinds of potential threats and attacks. 

There are two main types of attacks on data: data breaches and insider threats. Many companies agree that their data should be protected against data breaches, and they implement antivirus or firewall software. However, you may not realize that you need to protect against insider threats as well.

Here’s what you need to know about insider threats and the impact they can have on your business:

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