The Lazy Genius

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Banks: Beware of your own staff

Posted by Xavier Ashe on June 26, 2005

Employees have overtaken hackers as the greatest threat to the world's largest financial institutions, a new survey says.

The study, conducted by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in its 2005 Global
Security Survey, blames the rise in attacks on human weakness.

More than a third (35 per cent) of the financial services industry
surveyed confirmed encountering attacks from inside their organization
within the past year, an increase of 14 per cent over the previous
year. Attacks from external sources came in at 26 per cent, up from 23
per cent the year before.

Read the full article at Global Security.

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