Identifying and Mitigating Insider Threats

Christian W. Probst

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    Organisations face many threats that coarsely can be separated in inside threats and outside threats. Threats from insiders are especially hard to counter since insiders have special knowledge and privileges. Therefore, malicious insider actions are hard to distinguish from benign actions. After discussing new definitions of insiders and insider threats, this article gives an overview of how to mitigate insider threats and discusses conflicting goals when dealing with insider threats.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI T - Information Technology
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)202-206
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Insider threats
    • Sustainable process security
    • Organisational security


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