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InTP Series: Implementation Planning (Part 17 of 18)
07/01/2015 - insider threat
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Implementation plans are an essential component of developing an Insider Threat Program (InTP). It is important to look at the development of an implementation plan from a strategic long-term perspective....
InTP Series: The Insider Threat Framework (Part 16 of 18)
06/24/2015 - insider threat
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The single most important aspect of developing a successful insider threat program (InTP) framework is a clear vision. Therefore, it is imperative that you define your vision in a concept of operations document or charter....
InTP Series: Protection of Employee Civil Liberties and Privacy Rights (Part 15 of 18)
06/17/2015 - insider threat
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The news today is buzzing with discussions regarding civil liberties and privacy rights. Insider threat program (InTP) development deals directly with these issues, specifically the protection of employees. It is essential that management familiarize itself with existing mandates, statutes, laws,...
InTP Series: Policies, Procedures, and Practices (Part 14 of 18)
06/03/2015 - insider threat
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An InTP requires two sets of policies, procedures, and practices: one set describing the operation and components of the program and the other set describing insider threat program (InTP) activities....
InTP Series: Communicating Insider Threat Events (Part 13 of 18)
05/28/2015 - insider threat
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When building your organization’s Insider Threat Program (InTP), be sure to clearly identify defined processes for communicating insider threat events and incidents. It is important to ensure that all affected parties are made aware of the situation. As we all...
InTP Series: Incident Response Planning (Part 12 of 18)
05/20/2015 - insider threat
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Your incident response plan should cover the entire incident lifecycle, including processes for how incidents are detected, reported, contained, remediated, documented, and prosecuted (if applicable)....
InTP Series: Data Collection and Analysis (Part 11 of 18)
05/13/2015 - insider threat
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A core capability of any insider threat program (InTP) involves collecting data from multiple sources and analyzing that data to identify indicators of insider anomalous activity or an increase in the probability of future insider activity....
InTP Series: Trusted Business Partners (Part 10 of 18)
05/06/2015 - insider threat
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In today’s business environment, few organizations are able to operate without contractors, subcontractors, temporary employees, contract employees, or other trusted business partners. Understanding how they fit into your insider threat program (InTP) and how to manage your organization’s relationships with...
InTP Series: Confidential Reporting (Part 9 of 18)
04/29/2015 - insider threat
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“If you see something, say something.” That phrase has been a popular security slogan for some time, and it applies to insider threat as well as other security arenas. Organizations need to develop a robust reporting capability that their employees...
InTP Series: Training and Awareness (Part 8 of 18)
04/22/2015 - insider threat
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The cornerstones of any insider threat program (InTP) are a formal training and awareness curriculum and a defined set of educational activities. A successful InTP requires multiple levels of training for different parts of the organization and different types of...
InTP Series: Prevention, Detection, and Response (Part 7 of 18)
04/15/2015 - insider threat
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The underlying network infrastructure is a critical component of any insider threat program. In this seventh in a series of 18 posts, I will introduce a few concepts of how to use your enterprise infrastructure to prevent, detect, and respond...
InTP Series: Integration with Enterprise Risk Management (6 of 18)
04/08/2015 - insider threat
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Like any other threat to the enterprise, risk must be considered when managing the insider threat. This management cannot be done without first acknowledging the risk and implementing it with other risk management processes the organization should already be doing....
InTP Series: Oversight of Program Compliance and Effectiveness (Part 5 of 18)
04/01/2015 - insider threat
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Why should anyone care about program compliance and effectiveness? The CERT Division’s answer to this question is simple: If you’re going to have an Insider Threat Program (InTP), you want it to work well and within the limits of the...
InTP Series: Participation of Business Areas (Part 4 of 18)
03/25/2015 - insider threat
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An effective Insider Threat Program includes participation from the essential business areas of an organization. The National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF) Minimum Standards identify the particular groups that should be represented in an insider threat program....
InTP Series: The Formalized Program (Part 3 of 18)
03/18/2015 - insider threat
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Hi, I’m Matt Collins, an Insider Threat Researcher at the CERT Insider Threat Center. This week in the third installment of our series, we’ll take a look at the first component of an insider threat program: the formalized program itself....
InTP Series: Key Elements of an Insider Threat Program (Part 2 of 18)
03/11/2015 - insider threat
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Before establishing an insider threat program in your organization, you first must understand the required components of such a program. In this second of a series of 18 posts, I will introduce you to the elements of an effective insider...
InTP Series: Establishing an Insider Threat Program (Part 1 of 18)
03/04/2015 - insider threat
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In this blog post, Randy Trzeciak introduces a new blog series about establishing an insider threat program.
Unintentional Insider Threats by Economic Sector
07/22/2014 - insider threat
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Tracy Cassidy discusses CERT research on unintentional insider threat (UIT) with an emphasis on phishing and malware incidents.
05/14/2014 - insider threat
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Matt Collins describes the work involved in identifying and analyzing four insider threat IT sabotage patterns.
Theft of Intellectual Property by Insiders
12/18/2013 - insider threat
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Matt Collins provides statistics related to insider threat cases involving the theft of intellectual property.
Analyzing Insider Threat Data in the MERIT Database
10/17/2013 - insider threat
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Matt Collins describes types of insider incident data recorded in the MERIT database, which are analyzed to understand the who, what, when, where, and why of insider incidents.
The Latest CERT Research of Unintentional Insider Threats: Social Engineering
09/30/2013 - insider threat
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In this post, Dave Mundie discusses the research CERT is doing on unintentional insider threats, in particular social engineering.
International Considerations for Cybersecurity Best Practices
09/03/2013 - insider threat
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Lori Flynn and Carly Huth describe how strategies for international cybersecurity should account for five factors.
Seven Ways Insider Threat Products Can Protect Your Organization
08/23/2013 - insider threat
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George Silowash explores the top 7 attributes of insider threat cases according to our database of over 700 incidents.
A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Insider Threat
08/20/2013 - insider threat
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David Mundie describes a pattern language for insider threat derived from examining more than 700 insider threat cases.
Unintentional Insider Threats: The Non-Malicious Within
08/07/2013 - insider threat
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David Mundie describes research on the unintentional insider threat.
Attend Our Insider Threat Webinar
08/01/2013 - insider threat
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Randy Trzeciak announces the webinar Managing the Insider Threat: What Every Organization Should Know.
Controlling the Malicious Use of USB Media
05/06/2013 - insider threat
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George Silowash explains the importance of protecting your organization from the theft of information using USB media.
How Ontologies Can Help Build a Science of Cybersecurity
03/12/2013 - insider threat
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David Mundie discusses the construction of an ontology for cybersecurity.
CERT Insider Threat Events at the RSA Conference
02/19/2013 - insider threat
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Dawn Cappelli invites users to meet her team at the RSA conference.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 19 (of 19)
02/13/2013 - insider threat
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Derrick Spooner describes the last of 19 best practices in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 18 (of 19)
02/11/2013 - insider threat
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Randy Trzeciak describes the 18th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 17 (of 19)
02/08/2013 - insider threat
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Daniel Costa describes the 17th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 16 (of 19)
02/06/2013 - insider threat
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George Silowash describes the 16th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 15 (of 19)
02/04/2013 - insider threat
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Randy Trzeciak describes the 15th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 14 (of 19)
02/01/2013 - insider threat
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Eleni Tsamitis describes the 14th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 13 (of 19)
01/30/2013 - insider threat
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Ying Han describes the 13th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 12 (of 19)
01/28/2013 - insider threat
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Sam Perl describes the 12th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 11 (of 19)
01/25/2013 - insider threat
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Todd Lewellen describes the 11th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 10 (of 19)
01/23/2013 - insider threat
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Marcus Smith describes the 10th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 9 (of 19)
01/21/2013 - insider threat
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Mike Albrethsen describes the 9th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 8 (of 19)
01/18/2013 - insider threat
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Jeremy Strozer describes the 8th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 7 (of 19)
01/16/2013 - insider threat
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Chris King describes the 7th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 6 (of 19)
01/14/2013 - insider threat
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Jason Clark describes the 6th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 5 (of 19)
01/11/2013 - insider threat
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Derrick Spooner describes the 5th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 4 (of 19)
01/09/2013 - insider threat
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Carly Huth describes the 4th best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 3 (of 19)
01/08/2013 - insider threat
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Daniel Costa describes the 3rd best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 2 (of 19)
01/03/2013 - insider threat
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Randy Trzeciak describes the 2nd best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats - Best Practice 1 (of 19)
01/03/2013 - insider threat
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Daniel Costa describes the 1st best practice in the latest Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
The Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats Expanded
12/14/2012 - insider threat
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George Silowash announces the release of the Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats, 4th Edition.
Fourth Edition of the Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats Is Released
12/13/2012 - insider threat
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Lori Flynn announces the release of the fourth edition of the Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats.
Insider Threats in State and Local Government
11/14/2012 - insider threat
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Matt Collins describes insider threats in the state and local government sectors.
11/02/2012 - insider threat
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Todd Lewellen announces a revised version of the Spotlight On: Insider Threat from Trusted Business Partners article.
External Threat Analysis
10/05/2012 - insider threat
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Dan Klinedinst discusses applying analysis techniques to security data in an automated fashion.
Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 10: Conclusion
10/01/2012 - insider threat
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Bill Claycomb and Alex Nicoll describe the current state of cloud-related insider threats and our vision for the future.
The Insider Threat Awareness Virtual Roundtable Webinar
09/25/2012 - insider threat
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Dawn Cappelli summarizes The Insider Threat Awareness Virtual Roundtable webinar.
Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 9: Two More Proposed Directions for Future Research
09/24/2012 - insider threat
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Bill Claycomb and Alex Nicoll discuss user behavior analysis and policy integration for cloud-related insider threats.
Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 8: Three More Proposed Directions for Future Research in Detail
09/17/2012 - insider threat
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Bill Claycomb and Alex Nicoll discuss cloud-based indicators of insider threats and two more areas of future research.
Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 7: Seven Proposed Directions for Research and Two in Detail
09/12/2012 - insider threat
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Bill Claycomb and Alex Nicoll introduce seven directions for cloud-related insider threat research and discuss two.
CERT Insider Threat Center in the News
09/10/2012 - insider threat
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Dawn Cappelli excerpts SC Magazine, FedTech, Information Week, eWeek, and GovInfoSecurity articles.
Insider Threats Evident in All Industry Sectors
09/07/2012 - insider threat
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Todd Lewellen explains how no sector is free from the actions of malicious insiders.
Study on Insider Cyber Fraud in Financial Services Released
09/06/2012 - insider threat
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Randy Trzeciak describes a study that revealed the type of insiders who commit insider financial cyber fraud and more.
Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 6: Securing Against Other Cloud-Related Insiders
09/04/2012 - insider threat
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Bill Claycomb and Alex Nicoll discuss how to secure against cloud exploits and those using the cloud against you.
Upcoming Appearances by CERT Insider Threat Experts
08/30/2012 - insider threat
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Insider Threat team members list upcoming appearances in topics related to insider threats, risk, and cybersecurity.
Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 5: Securing Against Cloud-Related Insiders
08/27/2012 - insider threat
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Bill Claycomb and Alex Nicoll discuss how to secure against rogue administrators at the cloud level.
Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 4: Using the Cloud to Conduct Nefarious Activity
08/20/2012 - insider threat
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Bill Claycomb and Alex Nicoll discuss cloud-related employees who use cloud services to carry out attacks.
Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 3: Insiders Who Exploit Cloud Vulnerabilities
08/13/2012 - insider threat
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Bill Claycomb and Alex Nicoll discuss those that exploit weaknesses introduced by use of the cloud.
Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 2: The Rogue Administrator
08/06/2012 - insider threat
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Bill Claycomb and Alex Nicoll discuss cloud administrators who steal information and sabotage IT infrastructure.
Insider Threats Related to Cloud Computing--Installment 1: Introduction
07/31/2012 - insider threat
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Bill Claycomb and Alex Nicoll discuss problems and solutions related to insiders in the cloud.
Pay Attention: Are Your Company Secrets at Risk from Insiders?
07/02/2012 - insider threat
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Insider Threat team members provide analysis and mitigation strategies related to the theft of intellectual property.
The CERT Insider Threat Center has been busy this spring.
05/31/2012 - insider threat
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Insider Threat Center members describe highlights of their recent accomplishments and provide a preview of future plans.
The CERT Guide to Insider Threats: How to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Information Technology Crimes (Theft, Sabotage, Fraud)
03/23/2012 - insider threat
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The Insider Threat Center announces the publication of a book about insider cybercrimes.
Insiders and Organized Crime
02/15/2012 - insider threat
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The Insider Threat Center has released a publication that defines malicious insiders and organized crime.
Insider Threat Control: Using a SIEM signature to detect potential precursors to IT Sabotage
01/26/2012 - insider threat
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The Insider Threat Center has released an insider threat control designed to detect a malicious insider.
Preparing for Negative Workplace Events - Managing Employee Expectations
12/15/2011 - insider threat
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Randy Trzeciak discusses the impact an organization's actions can have on employees and how technology can be used to protect organizational assets.
Insider Threat Controls
11/16/2011 - insider threat
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The Insider Threat lab announces a new control, technical report, and a video.
Data Exfiltration and Output Devices - An Overlooked Threat
10/17/2011 - insider threat
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George Silowash discusses how printouts and devices that allow for extraction of digital information to paper can pose a security risk to organizations.
The CERT Insider Threat Database
08/15/2011 - insider threat
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Randy Trzeciak discusses the types of data CERT collects, analyses, and uses in its Insider Threat Database.
Theft of Intellectual Property and Tips for Prevention
07/21/2011 - insider threat
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We discuss methods that insiders use to steal information so that organizations can improve controls that protect their intellectual property.
Insider Threat Deep Dive: Theft of Intellectual Property
06/27/2011 - insider threat
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Chris King discusses patterns in the ways insiders act, and his team has separated these patterns into three main categories.
Insider Threat and Physical Security of Organizations
05/10/2011 - insider threat
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This post reviews several real-case examples of physical security issues and physical security controls.
Insider Threat Best Practices from Industry
04/06/2011 - insider threat
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George Silowash discusses some of the strategies that organizations are using to address insider threats.
Insider Threats in the Software Development Lifecycle
02/23/2011 - insider threat
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In this post, we examine some recent cases involving developers who became malicious insiders.
Insider Threat Case Trends of Technical and Non-Technical Employees
01/26/2011 - insider threat
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This post focuses on the role malicious insiders typically hold in an organization.
Insider Threat Case Trends for Employee Type and Employment Status
12/21/2010 - insider threat
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This post discusses if current employees, former employees, or contractors are more likely to commit insider threat crimes.
Upcoming Insider Threat Presentations
12/06/2010 - insider threat
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Insider Threat Center team members list the presentations they will be making at upcoming events and conferences.
Interesting Insider Threat Statistics
10/25/2010 - insider threat
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Joji Montelibano provides statistics that illustrate the severity of losses due to cyber crime.
A Threat-Centric Approach to Detecting and Preventing Insider Threat
10/11/2010 - insider threat
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Chris King discusses how threat-focused monitoring/auditing strategies help prevent malicious insiders from accessing confidential information.
Insider Threat Deep Dive: IT Sabotage
09/22/2010 - insider threat
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Chris King describes patterns in the ways insiders act and categorizes the patterns of crime into three main areas.
Welcome to the Insider Threat Blog
09/08/2010 - insider threat
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Dawn Cappelli introduces the Insider Threat blog, which is intended to address issues related to insider threat in a timely manner.