Third-party and insider threats one of the biggest concerns to IT pros

External threats are not the main concern for IT professionals, but rather breaches that are linked to vulnerabilities caused by staff or third-party vendors operating within an organization’s own network, Bomgar’s 2018 Privileged Access Threat Report reveals.

In fact, 50% of organizations claimed to have suffered a serious information security breach or expect to do so in the next six months, due to third-party and insider threats – up from 42% in 2017. Additionally, 66% of organizations claimed that they could have experienced a breach due to third-party access in the last 12 months, and 62% due to insider credentials. However, a large part of this risk sits with the organizations themselves, as the report found that 73% rely on third-party vendors too heavily, and 72% have cultures that are too trusting of partners.

Read more about the findings of Bomgar’s 2018 Privileged Access Threat Report on Help Net Security.

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