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A Preliminary Model of Insider Theft of Intellectual Property

Technical Note
In this report, the authors describe general observations about and a preliminary system dynamics model of insider crime based on our empirical data.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2011-TN-013
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6571712.v1

Abstract

A study conducted by the CERT Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute analyzed hundreds of insider cyber crimes across U.S. critical infrastructure sectors. Follow-up work involved detailed group modeling and analysis of 48 cases of insider theft of intellectual property. In the context of this paper, insider theft of intellectual property includes incidents in which the insider’s primary goal is stealing confidential or proprietary information from the organization. This paper describes general observations about and a preliminary system dynamics model of this class of insider crime based on our empirical data. This work generates empirically based hypotheses for validation and a basis for identifying mitigative measures in future work.

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Moore, A., Cappelli, D., Caron, T., Shaw, E., Spooner, D., & Trzeciak, R. (2011, June 1). A Preliminary Model of Insider Theft of Intellectual Property. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2011-TN-013). Retrieved June 20, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571712.v1.

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title={A Preliminary Model of Insider Theft of Intellectual Property},
month={Jun},
year={2011},
number={CMU/SEI-2011-TN-013},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Moore, Andrew, Dawn Cappelli, Thomas Caron, Eric Shaw, Derrick Spooner, and Randall Trzeciak. "A Preliminary Model of Insider Theft of Intellectual Property." (CMU/SEI-2011-TN-013). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, June 1, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571712.v1.

A. Moore, D. Cappelli, T. Caron, E. Shaw, D. Spooner, and R. Trzeciak, "A Preliminary Model of Insider Theft of Intellectual Property," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2011-TN-013, 1-Jun-2011 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571712.v1. [Accessed: 20-Jun-2024].

Moore, Andrew, Dawn Cappelli, Thomas Caron, Eric Shaw, Derrick Spooner, and Randall Trzeciak. "A Preliminary Model of Insider Theft of Intellectual Property." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2011-TN-013). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Jun. 2011. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571712.v1. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Moore, Andrew; Cappelli, Dawn; Caron, Thomas; Shaw, Eric; Spooner, Derrick; & Trzeciak, Randall. A Preliminary Model of Insider Theft of Intellectual Property. CMU/SEI-2011-TN-013. Software Engineering Institute. 2011. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571712.v1