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.