Almost half of IT security incidents are caused by company employees, report says

Employees remain a top cybersecurity risk factor within the enterprise, according to a Kaspersky Lab and B2B International report released Monday, as they are responsible for some 46% of IT security incidents each year. Further, 40% of businesses globally said that employees hide IT security incidents to avoid punishment.

This issue is most prominent in large businesses—45% of enterprises with more than 1,000 employees experience workers hiding security incidents, compared to 42% of SMBs, and 29% of very small businesses (VSBs).