Build your Business

Dorks Delivered, Your Business Efficiency Experts

             Free Assesment 07 3166 5465          The Socials

Why Your Employees Are the Biggest Threats to IT Security

How Risky Is It to Have Disgruntled Workers?Why Your Employees Are the Biggest Threats to IT Security

Australian companies should pay more attention to disgruntled employees, as they pose a greater risk to IT security than third-party hackers. With the right mix of IT services and updated company policy, you should be able to curb the costly impact of insider threats. An outsourced IT service provider can be a good choice, especially because of the low number of skilled professionals in the country.

The Nature of Unhappy Employees

Unhappy employees are arguably the most difficult to identify at the workplace. That’s because not all of them think about abusing their administrative access right away. It usually starts by harbouring ill feelings against their employers and when they’ve reached their tipping point, disgruntled employees will decide to compromise or destroy sensitive data. Some even steal valuable information and sell it to their employer’s competitors.

You can prevent this from happening to your own business by looking for a reliable provider of IT services such as information technology security audit and on-site IT support services. After all, disgruntled employees aren’t just the only risk that weakens your IT security.

You May Also Like:

• 5 Fantastic Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

• Spot a Phony Employee, Save Some Coin

• How to Go About Tough Employee Conversations

Other Kinds of Insider Threats

Aside from disgruntled employees, the two other common types of insider threats comprise negligent workers and employees with malicious intentions. Careless employees often compromise your company’s network security by being unaware of basic security protocols. This could be as simple as clicking links in suspicious emails or not using a strong password.

On the other hand, companies in the finance and healthcare industries should focus more on IT services for addressing malicious insiders. They accounted for 12% of malicious attacks between October and December in 2018, according to a report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. This is a good reason to be more stringent on how you choose employees with administrative access to your network.

Schedule an IT System Check!

A Skills Gap in the IT Sector

Another reason to hire a trusted provider of IT services involves a shortage of qualified and skilled professionals in the industry. A recent global study showed that four out of five Australian companies have no clear strategy for responding to different IT incidents.

Even if they do, it’s possible that their cybersecurity incident response policies remain untested. IT experts recommend that you should regularly conduct stress testing to determine your network’s vulnerability to a data breach, malware and ransomware attacks among other threats. IT outsourcing can be the perfect solution especially for businesses in the e-commerce, finance and health care sectors.

The Final Word

You should consider outsourcing your preferred IT services when you are unable to afford an in-house team, although the IT-as-a-service model isn’t exclusive for start-up companies and small businesses. Not only does this save money but it also lets you pay for only what you need to beef up your network infrastructure security. What’s your strategy for dealing with insider threats? Let us know through this form.


10-Step IT Management Checklist
Contact a CHB Leader in Managed IT Support to learn more about IT outsourcing and other IT security solutions for your business.
Do you want to receive quality content about technology, business growth, life and mental health every week?

About Dorks Delivered

When did your IT guy last pay you for downtime?


Work with a Managed IT company who can help you streamline your systems and operations management. Implementing high‐tech solutions to ensure the integrity, uptime and accountability of all internal system processes gives you the assurance that you have continuity.


Read more

Keep in Touch


  • 360 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • 07 3166 5465
  • 1300 85 3675 (1300 85 DORK)

Get Map


Dorks Delivered