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How Is Your Data Getting Out?

17
Sep
2015
How Is Your Data Getting Out?

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Most reports on data theft events concentrate on how the bad guys got into the organization, what failed to stop them, and what information was taken. I often think about how the information was taken out, or exfiltrated, and who the likely were.

Security recently published a research study that addresses these questions. The most likely thieves are organized crime, hacktivists, and nation states, although are accomplices in about 40% of the thefts, according to the study. When insiders were involved, including employees, contractors, and third-party suppliers, half of the were intentional and the other half accidental.

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