The Accidental Hackers: Insiders Pose the Top Threat to DOD Networks

From Defense Systems | January 29, 2015

IT security pros in the military are keenly aware of the threats posed by cyber spies and hackers, but what worries them most are the people on their own side.

A recent survey of Defense Department IT professionals found that 55 percent said careless and untrained insiders are the greatest source of threats to their agencies’ IT security. And while 66 percent said malicious insider threats could be as damaging or more than external attacks, 56 percent also said the damage done by careless insiders could be just as bad those caused by malicious insiders.

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