In retail, employee theft can be worse than shopper theft. Employees can easily learn the internal operations of a store. In some ways, the same can be said for theft inside a business. Employees have access to equipment and knowledge of which equipment will be missed and which won’t.

As businesses struggle with strained budgets, information technology departments are becoming overworked and understaffed. Important security precautions turn into secondary priorities as employees focus on immediate needs. Some companies run out of time and resources to carefully screen potential hires, allowing questionable characters to become staff members. This combination of factors has led to an alarming vulnerability in the security of company data.

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