Not all security threats come from outside your organization. Employees are a leading cause of data breaches according to a 2016 report by Experian. In this report, over half the companies surveyed said they had suffered a security incident or data breach due to a malicious or negligent employee.
Some employee security risks can be dealt with through staff training and the implementation of security policies; for example, ensuring all users on the system are educated in password security and follow the company’s BYOD policy. Moreover, it is important to plan a secure employee exit beforehand.