Poll: ‘Malicious insiders’ are biggest cyber threat

Malicious employees and those with few technical skills pose the greatest threat of a cyberattack in the workplace, according to a survey of employers nationwide released Tuesday.

In the poll of more than 1,000 information technology executives, 30 percent identified “malicious insiders” as the top cyber threat source. Twenty-five percent cited human error caused by workers’ unfamiliarity with technology.

The executives all work at businesses and government agencies that “experienced a cyber threat in the past year,” according to Canon U.S.A. Inc. in Melville, which paid for the survey.

Canon manufactures and sells photocopiers and other office equipment. It has been working with software provider McAfee to install cybersecurity protections in Canon machines.

“Our intent with this survey is to help organizations improve their cybersecurity agendas by clearly identifying what is working well, what is not, and providing relevant solutions,” Shinichi Yoshida, general manager of Canon U.S.A., said on Tuesday. “We continue to prioritize cybersecurity across

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