Part 1 – What is Insider Threat?

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Part 1 – What is Insider Threat?

This lesson covers insider threats; which include:

·        Insiders: examples include company employees and partners

·        Malicious insiders: insiders with intent to cause damage to an organization

Insider threats are especially dangerous to an organization as they have access to information that others do not have and can use it to cause significant damage. When thinking about the motivation behind an insider threat, remember to MINCE words:

·        Money

·        Idealogy

·        Nationalism

·        Compromise

·        Ego

·        Sex

In addition, there are also foreign controlled insider threats called RASCLS:

·        Reciprocation

·        Authority

·        Scarcity

·        Commitment and Consistency

·        Liking

·        Social Proof

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