Bomgar has announced the findings of its 2018 Privileged Access Threat Report, a global survey that explores the visibility, control, and management that IT organisations in the U.S. and Europe have over employees, contractors, and third-party vendors with privileged access to their IT networks.

This year’s report found that external threats are not the main concern for IT professionals, but rather breaches that are linked to vulnerabilities caused by staff or third-party vendors operating within an organisation’s own network. In fact, 43% of organisations claimed to have suffered a serious information security breach or expect to do so in the next six months, due to third-party and insider threats. Additionally, 64% of organisations claimed that they could have already experienced a breach due to third-party access in the last 12 months, and 59% due to insider credentials. Read more