The Threat Within

Christmas is an expensive time of the year and with the recession and lack of pay rises in many companies, a lot of people are starting to feel the pinch. This presents a potential security threat to a company as people who are struggling may be tempted to look for other ways to raise extra money. Company data may become at risk of disclosure, such as a call centre worker selling customer information to a competitor to give them a competitive advantage or knowledge of when a re-occurring contract may come to an end. Malicious damage could be caused to systems and data or a delay could be caused to a project, which would benefit a competitor. Alternatively an employee may become frustrated with their situation and blame the company which may also lead to malicious damage being caused. The last consideration is that it may not be a sole employee who is looking to steal or cause malicious damage but there may be multiple people involved. […]