The potential damages a business can suffer from malicious insiders became a harsh reality for Tesla CEO Elon Musk last year, following a disgruntled employee who conducted an "extensive and damaging sabotage" to the company's operations when they exported large amounts of highly sensitive data to unknown third parties.

However, when we think of insider threats, we often imagine disgruntled employees seeking revenge on their former employers’ business, such as the Tesla incident. In reality, a vast majority of these threats are most often caused by honest mistakes such as clicking on malicious links or opening phishing emails. Read more..