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Internal user mistakes create large percentage of cybersecurity incidents

The vast majority (80%) of cybersecurity incidents over the past twelve months were caused, at least in part, by internal user errors, a new SolarWinds report shows. Other factors contributing to breaches were shortcomings in network, system or application security (36%), external threat actors breaching the network or systems (31%), and theft of assets by malicious staff members (15%).

Respondents indicated that the staff members who mostly contribute to the insider threat are regular employees (70%), followed by privileged IT administrators (45%) and executives (33%). According to 45% of respondents, the leading cause of inadvertent insider breaches was poor password management.

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