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Spotlight On: Insider Theft of Intellectual Property Inside the United States Involving Foreign Governments or Organizations (2013)

Technical Note
In this report, the authors provide a snapshot of individuals involved in insider threat cases and recommends how to mitigate the risk of similar incidents.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2013-TN-009
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6584291.v1

Abstract

This is the sixth entry in the Spotlight On series published by the CERT® Insider Threat Center. Each entry focuses on a specific area of threat to organizations from their current or former employees, contractors, or business partners and presents analysis based on hundreds of actual insider threat cases cataloged in the CERT insider threat database. This entry in the series focuses on insiders who stole intellectual property (IP), such as source code, scientific formulas, engineering drawings, strategic plans, or proposals, from their organizations to benefit a foreign entity. This technical note defines IP and insider theft of IP, explains the criteria used to select cases for this examination, gives a snapshot of the insiders involved in these cases, and summarizes some of the cases themselves. Finally, it provides recommendations for mitigating the risk of similar incidents of insider threat. 

Cite This Technical Note

Collins, M., Spooner, D., Cappelli, D., Moore, A., & Trzeciak, R. (2013, May 20). Spotlight On: Insider Theft of Intellectual Property Inside the United States Involving Foreign Governments or Organizations (2013). (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-009). Retrieved February 21, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6584291.v1.

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month={May},
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Collins, Matthew, Derrick Spooner, Dawn Cappelli, Andrew Moore, and Randall Trzeciak. "Spotlight On: Insider Theft of Intellectual Property Inside the United States Involving Foreign Governments or Organizations (2013)." (CMU/SEI-2013-TN-009). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, May 20, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6584291.v1.

M. Collins, D. Spooner, D. Cappelli, A. Moore, and R. Trzeciak, "Spotlight On: Insider Theft of Intellectual Property Inside the United States Involving Foreign Governments or Organizations (2013)," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-009, 20-May-2013 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6584291.v1. [Accessed: 21-Feb-2024].

Collins, Matthew, Derrick Spooner, Dawn Cappelli, Andrew Moore, and Randall Trzeciak. "Spotlight On: Insider Theft of Intellectual Property Inside the United States Involving Foreign Governments or Organizations (2013)." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-009). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 20 May. 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6584291.v1. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Collins, Matthew; Spooner, Derrick; Cappelli, Dawn; Moore, Andrew; & Trzeciak, Randall. Spotlight On: Insider Theft of Intellectual Property Inside the United States Involving Foreign Governments or Organizations (2013). CMU/SEI-2013-TN-009. Software Engineering Institute. 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6584291.v1