Insider Threats Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"As of 2021, 85% of organizations have experienced an insider attack."

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"62% of companies perceive insider threats to be more likely than external attacks."

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"Insider threats are known to take an average of 77 days to mitigate."

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"Around 34% of businesses are hit by insider threats annually."

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"Approximately 60% of organizations consider malicious insider attacks more common than accidental ones."

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"The average annual cost of insider threats is $11.45 million."

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"One study showed that 60% of insider threats involved employees intending to quit within 90 days."

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"Accidental breaches from insiders account for nearly 62% of total incidents."

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"The global healthcare industry suffered 120 insider attacks on average, per year, from 2018-2020."

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"At least 27% of U.S. federal agencies experienced insider threats or breaches in 2020."

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"In 2021, approximately 74% of organizations felt vulnerable to insider threats."

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"36% of companies believe detection of insider threats is becoming harder due to more sophisticated tactics."

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"55% of organizations experienced an event from an insider in their privileged access management erratic behavior in 2020."

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"Insider threats can cost a company $2 million per incident on average."

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"Only 12.5% of IT professionals feel confident in their ability to identify the signs of an insider threat."

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"41% of companies have more than 1,000 sensitive files open to every employee."

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"63% of the total data breach costs come from the actions of negligent employees and contractors."

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"In Q1 2021, insider threat incidents were up by 8%."

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