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Insider risks are getting increasingly costly

September 20, 2023


The potential monetary losses from security incidents caused by insider activity — purposeful or accidental — is sharply on the rise, as businesses continue to misunderstand the threat they pose.

According to a report released today by AI-based risk management technology provider DTEX Systems in partnership with security research firm Ponemon Institute, companies are generally underfunding their insider risk programs, spending roughly $200 per employee on that type of security. The report, which was based on a survey of more than 1,000 IT and IT security decision-makers, found that that 58% of the respondents didn’t think that was enough money.

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