Companies that use technology to help thwart internal threats to their information systems can also lower IT labor costs and contribute to corporate liquidity, according to new research from AberdeenGroup.

The research, presented in "The Insider Threat Benchmark Report: Strategies for Data Protection," demonstrates that a company's ability to boost profits, reduce expenses and contribute to its liquidity requires interaction between operations, audit, networking and application development. This is driving the growth of operational and audit expertise to address inadvertent and intentional leakage of company information. Also, regulatory requirements increase the need for physical controls and software access controls to secure confidential client and company information.

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