Infographic: How Much Do Insider Threat Incidents Cost Companies?
Insider threats are not slowing down anytime soon. Between 2020 and 2022, insider incidents increased in both cost and frequency, with 67 percent of companies experiencing between 21 and more than 40 incidents annually—compared with just 53 percent in 2018.
The 2022 Cost of Insider Threats Global Report from the Ponemon Institute, sponsored by Proofpoint, found that 56 percent of insider threat incidents in a 12-month period were a result of employee or contractor negligence, 26 percent were related to criminal or malicious insiders, and 18 percent were related to user credential theft. But the exact cost varies significantly depending on the type of incident.
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Source: 2022 Cost of Insider Threats Global Report, Ponemon Institute, January 2022