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Insider Threat - Cyber

The Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center advises that “insider threats, to include sabotage, theft, espionage, fraud, and competitive advantage are often carried out through abusing access rights, theft of materials, and mishandling physical devices.”  Threats can also result from employee carelessness or policy violations that allow system access to malicious outsiders.  These activities typically persist over time, and occur in all types of work environments, ranging from private companies to government agencies. 

The resources listed below can assist organizations better understand threats to their proprietary or sensitive information and develop protective measures.

Last Published Date: August 9, 2018

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