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Inside the head of your company’s cyber traitor

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Sep 1, 2015.

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    A recurring theme in cybercrime protection is ROI. It usually refers to how much effort — in terms of time and money — a thief must throw at a potential victim compared with the likely value of what could be obtained. Simply put, a thief can justify spending a lot more effort breaking into Fort Knox than stealing a six-year-old’s sweater.

    But ROI has an entirely different implication in today’s cybercrime prevention efforts. The most potentially devastating players in cyberattacks are, of course, insiders: employees and contractors who have legitimate access, but can exceed that access to either engage in fraud or to help someone else who is engaging in fraud.

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