When asked to comment on the state of insider versus outsider threats for a recently published investigative report, Cienaga Systems' Founder and CEO Inigo Merino observed that "the vast majority of organizations [...], and in particular those in the SMB segment, continue to Implement security strategies geared exclusively towards outsider threats, ignoring the risk posed by insiders."
"Industries at the forefront of security understand that insiders present a very clear threat because they have legitimate access to company information, and because it is difficult to ascertain their intentions at any point in time", he added.
"However, the majority of organizations, and certainly most enterprises in the SMB segment still struggle to set up security programs that properly deal with the outsider threat, let alone the much more complex insider threat. 'Stranger danger' still prevails as the primary motivator to security today across these enterprises."
For more details, or to read the full article, see Inigo's comments as well as additional commentary from 46 other data security experts on this topic.
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