In past posts, we’ve talked about how evolving business and threat landscapes have necessitated more robust, modern, and integrated Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions. The reality for organizations today is that the weakest link in deterring security threats, such as system breaches and data theft, are employees themselves. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, employee data leaks are startlingly common and can have devastating effects on an organization.
To further complicate matters, intruders these days are well aware of this weak link and would much rather slip through an already open door by compromising user accounts than fight through perimeter controls. Having a perimeter security mentality, one that focuses on preventing attacks from the outside alone, simply isn’t enough and puts both company and career in serious jeopardy.
However, while it’s easy to talk about these threats, it’s much harder to make a case for needing a more modern solution to combat them without the facts to back up these claims. So, we’ve compiled a list of recent statistics that lend perspective to the situation: