2023 Insider Threat Report

2023 Insider Threat Report

New insider threat report from Cybersecurity Insiders and Gurucul shows growing risk from insider attacks as they become more frequent and more difficult to detect, raising concern by security pros.


The 2023 Insider Threat Report surveyed over 326 cybersecurity professionals to reveal the latest trends and challenges facing organizations in this changing environment. The insider threat report explores how IT and cybersecurity professionals adapt to better deal with risky insiders and how organizations are preparing to better protect their critical data and IT infrastructure.

Key findings of insider threat report include:

  • 74% of organizations say insider attacks have become more frequent
  • 74% of organizations say they are at least moderately vulnerable or worse to insider threats
  • More than half of organizations have experienced an insider threat in the last year, and 8% have experienced more than 20
  • 68% of respondents are concerned or very concerned about insider risk as their organizations return to the office or transition to hybrid work; only 3% are not concerned
  • 53% say detecting insider attacks is harder in the cloud
“This insider threat report is designed to take the pulse of security professionals that are in the trenches working to mitigate insider threats and give readers a better understanding of the challenges we all face across the industry. ’’
– Holger Schulze, CEO and Founder of Cybersecurity Insiders


How Gurucul Addresses Insider Threats

Gurucul is changing the way enterprises protect themselves against insider threats, fraud, account compromise and data exfiltration in both on-premises and cloud environments. The company’s Security Analytics Platform uses machine learning and predictive anomaly detection algorithms to reduce the attack surface for accounts, and to eliminate unnecessary access rights and privileges. Identify, predict and prevent insider threats proactively with Gurucul.

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