When it comes to insider threats, 61% of infosec professionals consider it more difficult to detect and prevent these attacks than external ones, according to Crowd Research Partners' 2017 Threat Monitoring, Detection and Response report released this week.
The survey, which queried 400 cybersecurity professionals, found 51% believe internal threats are on the rise over last year, with 61% of respondents attributing them to inadvertent breaches. User training is the leading method among 57% of the survey respondents for tackling insider threats, the survey found.
Slightly more than half of survey respondents point to sensitive data linked to personal devices as the catalyst driving the rise in attacks overall, according to the survey.
Meanwhile, the survey found that 30% of respondents say their organization's policies and practices are adequate in dealing with insider threats. As for an organization's overall security posture, 37% of survey respondents believe their companies are well situated.
Read more about the survey here.