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Unintentional Insider Threats by Economic Sector

Unintentional Insider Threats by Economic Sector

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CERT Insider Threat Center

Hello, I'm Tracy Cassidy, a CERT cybersecurity researcher. This post is about the research the CERT Division is doing on unintentional insider threat (UIT) with a particular emphasis on phishing and malware incidents. For the past year, the CERT Insider Threat Center, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, has been publishing reports on UIT. These reports include the initial and follow-on reports: Unintentional Insider Threats: A Foundational Study and Unintentional Insider Threats: Social Engineering....

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"Four Insider IT Sabotage Mitigation Patterns and an Initial Effectiveness Analysis" Paper Released

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CERT Insider Threat Center

Hello, this is Matt Collins of the CERT Insider Threat Center. We are pleased to announce the publication of our paper "Four Insider IT Sabotage Patterns and an Initial Effectiveness Analysis." The paper describes four mitigation patterns of insider IT sabotage and initial results from a review of 46 cases from the CERT Insider Threat Database (MERIT Database). Each pattern was developed to prevent or detect potentially malicious actions related to insider threat IT sabotage...

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