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Most Insider Data Breaches Aren't Malicious

The majority of insider data breaches are non-malicious, according to new research released today by American cybersecurity software company Code42 in partnership with Aberdeen Research.

The report found that at least one in three (33%) reported data breaches involve someone with authorised access to the impacted data.

A key finding of the report was that 78% of those insider data breaches involved unintentional data exposure or loss rather than any malice. Researchers observed employees repeatedly taking actions that put valuable company data at risk while fulfilling their day-to-day work responsibilities.