It's not that jerk in Denmark writing the latest malware that's got your IT deparment chugging Maalox by the gallon. Apparantly, it's your own staff.

According to a new survey of IT professionals put out by Computer Economics, misuse and unauthorized access by inside staff are the number one and two worries when it comes to security threats. Spam is number three.

I think it's even more interesting to look at what kinds of threats IT departments aren't worrying about. Low on the list of concerns: phishing, electronic vandalism and electronic extortion. All three make for sexy headlines, when it happens. But, there is clearly a feeling of "it won't happen to me" judging by the results.

Let's hope this isn't a case of denial that leads to a case of denial of service.