OK, I got your attention, but the reality is that of the 145 claims, 17 were due to rouge employees (12%), and none of those were proven or revealed as orchestrated by competitors. The other claims were for lost or stolen laptops (20%), hackers (18%), and malware (10%), loss of paper records, denial of service, and miscellaneous. The attacks appeared to focused on obtaining financial or health records.
NetDiligence, a cyber-risk assessment services firm in Philadelphia, performed the study to illustrate the real costs from an insurers’ perspective. The payouts ranged from $2,560 to $11.5 million and reimbursed the clients for legal fees, legal settlements, fines, forensics, credit monitoring, and identity theft correction costs. The study was reported on www.cnn.com on Friday Jan 17, 2014.
So the bottom line is that no one knows if the any of the data breaches were driven by competitors, nor does anyone know if competitor incursions occurred and were undetected.
You probably have a firewall in place. You might want to update your security software to include data loss protection functionality which would catch rouge employees transmitting sensitive data outside the company.