2015 is set to see a huge rise in the number of IT professionals taking action to address insider threat in their organisations, according to new research from IS Decisions.
Currently, 43 per cent of IT professionals in the UK have an insider threat programme in place, and 69 per cent of those remaining, or 36 per cent of the total, are planning to put one in place this year. A further eight per cent are planning an insider threat programme within five years.
François Amigorena, CEO of IS Decisions, said: “It is encouraging to see that IT professionals are not just thinking up hypothetical plans, they are putting their money where their mouths are in allocating budget. But there is a need there for more collaborative help and guidance, which is interesting given insider threat is an organisational issue. Clearly IT professionals are now open to working together to understand how best to address it.”
IT professionals are also craving guidance on mitigating insider threat, with 91% believing that industry wide collaboration is needed and 78% wanting clearer guidelines on tackling the issue.