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Handling Threats from Disgruntled Employees

Handling Threats from Disgruntled Employees

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CERT Insider Threat Center

Disgruntled employees can be a significant risk to any organization because they can have administrative privileges and access to systems that are necessary for the daily operation of the organization. These disgruntled employees can be identified and monitored, but without knowing what types of outcomes disgruntled insiders might accomplish, monitoring can become strenuous and overbearing. Hi, I'm Richard Bavis, Insider Threat Graduate Intern at the CERT Insider Threat Center. In this blog post, I will...

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InTP Series: Conclusion and Resources (Part 18 of 18)

InTP Series: Conclusion and Resources (Part 18 of 18)

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CERT Insider Threat Center

The intent of this blog series was to describe a framework that you could use as you build an insider threat program (InTP) in your organization. We hope you found it a useful resource and recommend that you refer back to it as you progress through the Initiation, Planning, Operations, Reporting, and Maintenance phases of building your InTP. Hi, this is Randy Trzeciak, Technical Manager of the CERT Insider Threat Center in the CERT Division...

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InTP Series: Implementation Planning (Part 17 of 18)

InTP Series: Implementation Planning (Part 17 of 18)

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CERT Insider Threat Center

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. Hello, this is Tracy Cassidy, Insider Threat Researcher at the CERT Insider Threat Center. In this next-to-the-last blog post in our insider threat blog series, I'll provide an outline for developing an implementation plan....

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InTP Series: The Insider Threat Framework (Part 16 of 18)

InTP Series: The Insider Threat Framework (Part 16 of 18)

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CERT Insider Threat Center

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. Hi, this is Jason W. Clark, Ph.D, an insider threat researcher with the CERT Insider Threat Center. In this blog post, I will briefly describe and define an InTP framework document....

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 InTP Series: Protection of Employee Civil Liberties and Privacy Rights (Part 15 of 18)

InTP Series: Protection of Employee Civil Liberties and Privacy Rights (Part 15 of 18)

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CERT Insider Threat Center

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 to familiarize itself with existing mandates, statutes, laws, and directives that are related to InTP implementation. Hi, my name is Tracy Cassidy. I am an Insider Threat Researcher at the CERT Insider Threat Center. In this, the 15th of 18 posts in...

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 InTP Series: Policies, Procedures, and Practices (Part 14 of 18)

InTP Series: Policies, Procedures, and Practices (Part 14 of 18)

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CERT Insider Threat Center

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. Hi, I'm Cindy Nesta of the CERT Insider Threat Center. In this 14th installment of the InTP Blog Series, I will provide you with a clear explanation of the policies, procedures, and practices that an InTP requires....

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 InTP Series: Communicating Insider Threat Events (Part 13 of 18)

InTP Series: Communicating Insider Threat Events (Part 13 of 18)

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CERT Insider Threat Center

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 know, clear, concise, detailed, and documented communication is valuable. Hi, I'm Cindy Nesta of the CERT Insider Threat Team. In this 13th installment of the InTP Series, I will touch on several things, including the...

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 InTP Series: Incident Response Planning (Part 12 of 18)

InTP Series: Incident Response Planning (Part 12 of 18)

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CERT Insider Threat Center

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). Hello, this is Mark Zajicek at the CERT Insider Threat Center. In this week's blog post, I summarize some guidance and suggest considerations to help you to develop an insider incident response plan....

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