How to spot and prevent insider threats

In June, Netherlands-based web hosting provider Verelox had to completely shut down its services, preventing customers from accessing their data and virtual servers.

Was this another example of ransomware? An outside hacker up to mischief? Nope. The company’s headaches were caused by a disgruntled ex-employee who “deleted all customer data and wiped most servers,” according to Verelox, as quoted in International Business Times.

Fortunately, Verelox bounced back a few days later, without losing any important data. But many similar incidents don’t have such a positive outcome. And experts say the insider threat to corporate data is growing. Here’s what you need to know—and how to minimize the risks.

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