The usual focus of cybersecurity efforts on external threats to an organization and its mission overlooks the central, powerful danger – the inside threat. “Corporations don’t take their internal security as seriously as they should,” explains Alex McGeorge, senior security researcher at Florida-based Immunity, a provider of specialized offensive information technologies.
McGeorge goes on to emphasize the importance of protecting a corporation from internal threats, explaining, “The attack surface inside of a network is always greater than outside, when you expose that kind of surface to anyone the potential for damage is higher and the potential for detection is lower. With very few exceptions it isn’t difficult to get on the inside of a corporate network if you’re physically proximate to the corporation.”
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