Data loss from insider events increase despite IRM programs: Report

A vast majority of companies are struggling with data losses from insider events despite having dedicated insider risk management (IRM) programs in place, according to a data exposure report commissioned by Code 42.

The study conducted by Vanson Bourne, an independent research firm for technology companies, interviewed 700 cybersecurity professionals, managers, and leaders in the US between January and February.

“Insider incidents are growing and it’s not surprising as we have settled into a hybrid-work arrangement,” said Joe Payne, president and CEO of Code42. “Everything being digitized these days, irrespective of the business you are in, makes for a very easy passage of data by simply clicking through desktops, either intentionally or accidentally.”

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