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Combatting Insider Threat

Original release date: June 22, 2012 | Last revised: October 31, 2012


A malicious insider threat to an organization is a current or former employee, contractor, or other business partner who has or had authorized access to an organization's network, system, or data and intentionally exceeded or misused that access in a manner that negatively affected the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of the organization's information or information systems.

The CERT Insider Threat Center conducts empirical research and analysis to develop and transition socio-technical solutions to combat insider cyber threats.

These web pages include surveys, case studies, podcasts, and more on mitigating insider threat.

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