SolarWinds recently issued the results of a survey which found many gaping holes in the security of US federal government systems. While government IT is in a classification by itself, there are many important points that are just as applicable to insurance IT operations as well.

Namely, that the number-one source of security issues is careless and untrained insiders. A majority of survey respondents, 53%, identified “careless and untrained insiders as their greatest source of cybersecurity threats – over malicious external sources such as hackers and terrorists.” This is up from 42% last year.

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