Find the definition of the most commonly used cyber security terms in our glossary below.

What is Insider Threat in cyber security?

A security risk that comes from within the organization.

An insider threat is a security risk that originates from within the organization, often involving employees, contractors, or business partners. These individuals may intentionally or unintentionally cause harm by leaking sensitive information, sabotaging systems, or facilitating external attacks. Insider threats can be mitigated through employee training, monitoring, access controls, and a strong security culture that encourages reporting of suspicious activities.