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Unintentional Insider Threats: A Foundational Study

Technical Note
In this report, the CERT Insider Threat team examines unintentional insider threat (UIT), a largely unrecognized problem.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2013-TN-022
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6585575.v1

Abstract

This report examines the problem of unintentional insider threat (UIT) by developing an operational definition of UIT, reviewing relevant research to gain a better understanding of its causes and contributing factors, providing examples of UIT cases and the frequencies of UIT occurrences across several categories, and presenting initial thinking on potential mitigation strategies and countermeasures. Because this research topic has largely been unrecognized, a major goal of this study is to inform government and industry stakeholders about the problem and its potential causes and to guide research and development (R&D) investments toward the highest priority R&D requirements for countering UIT. 

Cite This Technical Note

CERT Insider Threat Team, T. (2013, August 1). Unintentional Insider Threats: A Foundational Study. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-022). Retrieved June 20, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585575.v1.

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author={CERT Insider Threat Team, The},
title={Unintentional Insider Threats: A Foundational Study},
month={Aug},
year={2013},
number={CMU/SEI-2013-TN-022},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585575.v1},
note={Accessed: 2024-Jun-20}
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CERT Insider Threat Team, The. "Unintentional Insider Threats: A Foundational Study." (CMU/SEI-2013-TN-022). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, August 1, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585575.v1.

T. CERT Insider Threat Team, "Unintentional Insider Threats: A Foundational Study," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-022, 1-Aug-2013 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585575.v1. [Accessed: 20-Jun-2024].

CERT Insider Threat Team, The. "Unintentional Insider Threats: A Foundational Study." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-022). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Aug. 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585575.v1. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

CERT Insider Threat Team, The. Unintentional Insider Threats: A Foundational Study. CMU/SEI-2013-TN-022. Software Engineering Institute. 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585575.v1