Survey: Insider cyber threats more costly

Wednesday - 2/9/2011, 1:26pm EST

Dawn Cappelli, technical manager of the enterprise threat and vulnerability teams, CERT

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What are the real threats to cybersecurity? A new cyber watch survey says the biggest risk to your organization might actually be from within.

Although more attacks are committed by outsiders, the insider attacks are viewed as most costly to organizations, according to the survey by CSO Magazine and CERT.

Dawn Cappelli, technical manager of the enterprise threat and vulnerability teams at CERT, says the survey was compiled with the best possible arsenal of data.

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