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Insiders vs. Outsiders: What's the Greater Cybersecurity Threat? (Infographic)

Our latest infographic tackles the age-old question in security: who poses the greater threat to sensitive data, insiders or outsiders?

If you follow the news chances are you've read or heard about a myriad of cybersecurity threats recently. Whether state-sponsored attackers targeting government agencies around the world, the rash of massive DDoS attacks in late 2016, the arrest of an ex-Expedia IT employee involved in an insider trading scheme, or recent lawsuits alleging competition-sponsored theft of intellectual property, it's clear that the threats facing sensitive data in 2017 are varied and numerous.

Defending against such a diverse threat landscape can seem like a daunting task, but by understanding the motives, targets, and methods of various threat actors, it can be made significantly easier. Check out our infographic below to learn more about various insider and outsider threat types and get tips for protecting sensitive data against both.

Insiders vs. Outsiders: What's the Greater Cybersecurity Threat?

Insider Threats vs. Outsider Threats Cybersecurity Infographic

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Nate Lord

Nate Lord

Nate Lord is the former editor of Data Insider and is currently an account manager covering the southeast, Great Lakes, and Latin America regions at Digital Guardian. He has over 7 years of experience in the information security industry, working at Veracode prior to joining Digital Guardian in 2014. Nate enjoys learning about the complex problems facing information security professionals and collaborating with Digital Guardian customers to help solve them.