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Most IT and security professionals feel vulnerable to insider threats

March 21, 2019

91 percent of IT and security professionals feel vulnerable to insider threats, and 75 percent believe the biggest risks lie in cloud applications like popular file storage and email solutions such as Google Drive, Gmail, Dropbox and more.

“The rise of SaaS in the digital workplace has made companies more vulnerable than ever to insider threats,” said David Politis, founder and CEO, BetterCloud.

“A major reason is SaaS has given users all the control over data within the application and, as a result, IT and security teams have lost control. Another major challenge is the complexity of SaaS application architecture, which makes functions like sharing permissions and configurations difficult to manage. Because SaaS is new territory, companies are unprepared to deal with the security blind spots these challenges create.”

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