On Security

When Cyber Security Is an Inside Threat

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Feb 18, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
A computer screen at the National engineering elite school of Bretagne-Sud cybersecurity center in Vannes, western France in 2016.

This picture taken on February 4, 2016 shows a computer screen at the National engineering elite school of Bretagne-Sud cybersecurity center in Vannes, western France. / AFP / FRED TANNEAU (Photo credit should read FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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Malicious actors are out there seeking to recruit corporate insiders and exploit their status to raid company data. The insider helping hackers gain access to information systems can go undetected for a long period of time. Company security managers should think of these situations in terms of traditional espionage. ...

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