Think about cyber threats and most people picture sinister, anonymous geeks feverishly typing away in a dark room as they hunt for confidential data or strive to disrupt critical systems. But while there is truth to that image, and an all-too-real peril, a more common and challenging security danger may be sitting in the next cube.

The threat from insiders with authorized access to the network has become as significant as bad actors breaking in from outside. From malware inadvertently installed by naïve employees to stolen data to just plain carelessness with access privileges, internal security risks are on the rise.

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