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Today’s headlines are replete with data breaches and cybercrime committed by foreign spies and international crime rings. This threat, while very real, can sometimes obscure another, more insidious threat lurking right outside an IT director’s office: the malicious insider. A “malicious insider” is a current or former employee, contractor, or business partner who has [or had] authorized access to an organization’s network who then intentionally misuses that access in ways that damages the employer.