William Pate

Writer, Editor, Publisher and Marketer in Austin

Aug 5, 2021
1 min read

New survey results from 500 IT leaders and 3,000 employees in the United States and United Kingdom reveal 94 percent of organizations have experienced insider data breaches in the last year. Further, almost three-quarters (74 percent) of organizations have been breached because of employees breaking security rules, and 73 percent have been the victim of phishing attacks. The vast majority (84 percent) were caused by human error.

Key findings include:

  • 94% of organizations have experienced an insider data breach in the last 12 months
  • Human error is the leading cause of serious insider data breaches, with 84% of organizations experiencing a security incident caused by a mistake
  • However, malicious insiders are IT leaders’ biggest worry, with 28% indicating that it’s their top concern
  • Almost three-quarters (74%) of organizations have been breached because of employees breaking security rules, and 73% have suffered serious breaches caused by phishing
  • 97% of employees say they would report a breach – which is good news for the 55% of IT leaders who rely on employees to alert them to incidents
  • But it’s not necessarily positive when they do: 89% of incidents led to repercussions for the employees involved
  • Over half (56%) IT leaders believe that remote/hybrid working will make it harder to prevent data breaches caused by human error or phishing
  • By contrast, 61% of employees believe they are less, or equally as likely, to cause a breach when working from home

Read the full report here.

This demonstrates once again the importance of modern endpoint security and cybersecurity awareness training for all legal professionals.

Contact an Innovative Account Executive to secure your organization at 1-800-541-0450 or sales@innovativecomp.com.