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Substance Use and Abuse: Potential Insider Threat Implications for Organizations

Substance Use and Abuse: Potential Insider Threat Implications for Organizations

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Tracy Cassidy

In this blog post, I will discuss substance abuse as a potential precursor to increased insider threat and share statistics from the CERT National Insider Threat Center's (NITC) Insider Incident Corpus on incidents that involved some type of substance use or abuse by the insider. In relation to insider threats, I will discuss the prevalence of substance abuse and discuss some of its impacts on organizations. Finally, I will outline some technical means of detecting...

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Technical Detection of Intended Violence: Workplace Violence as an Insider Threat

Technical Detection of Intended Violence: Workplace Violence as an Insider Threat

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Tracy Cassidy

The threat of insiders causing physical harm to fellow employees or themselves at an organization is real. In 2015 and 2016 alone, there were shootings in the U.S. by current or former employees in various workplaces, including at a television station in Virginia, a mowing equipment manufacturer in Kansas, an air force base in Texas, a transportation company in Texas, and a supermarket in Pennsylvania. These incidents resulted in seven fatalities and an additional 17...

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Negative Issues in the Work Environment (Part 5 of 20: CERT Best Practices to Mitigate Insider Threats Series)

Negative Issues in the Work Environment (Part 5 of 20: CERT Best Practices to Mitigate Insider Threats Series)

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Tracy Cassidy

The fifth practice described in the newly released edition of the Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats is Practice 5: Anticipate and manage negative issues in the work environment. In this post, I discuss the importance of understanding organizational issues that may cause employee disgruntlement, being proactive, and identifying and responding to concerning behaviors in the workplace....

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Suspicious and Disruptive Behavior Monitoring and Response (Part 4 of 20: CERT Best Practices to Mitigate Insider Threats Series)

Suspicious and Disruptive Behavior Monitoring and Response (Part 4 of 20: CERT Best Practices to Mitigate Insider Threats Series)

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Tracy Cassidy

The fourth practice described in the newly released edition of the Common Sense Guide to Mitigating Insider Threats is Practice 4: Beginning with the hiring process, monitor and respond to suspicious or disruptive behavior. In this post, I discuss the importance of early identification of suspicious and disruptive behavior in the workplace to mitigate potential insider threats....

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